Category: Films

The Art Of The Vikings (BBC Secret Knowledge Documentary)

There is a considerable number of myths surrounding the Vikings and the Viking Age. Among the most well known ones are the claims according to which they there were ruthless barbarians who plundered Catholic abbeys during the Dark Ages only out of a cruel instinct, while others have it that they worn horned or winged…


Outlaw: The Saga Of Gisli (1981), A Film On Viking Age Iceland

‘Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli’ is an Icelandic historical film released in October, 1981. The film is set in 10th century Iceland (specifically between 940–980) and revolves around a family blood feud in the early medieval Iceland. Based on the actual saga of Gisli (known in Icelandic as ‘Gísla saga Súrssonar‘ – ‘The saga of…


The Viking Sagas (BBC The Viking Sagas Documentary)

During the High Middle Ages, in a relatively remote part of the world, some of the most renowned historical manuscripts of all time were written. As opposed to what contemporary authors wrote about in mainland Europe throughout the Middle Ages (stories about brave knights and princesses for instance), it was in Iceland that the first…


The Mystery Behind The Lost Vikings Of Greenland

This article represents a brief overview on the fate of the lost Vikings of Greenland and their historical legacy. ‘The west coast of Greenland was the site of a thriving Viking colony for hundreds of years. Originally settled by explorers who had bravely sailed across the treacherous North Atlantic from their homes in Scandinavia, the…


Top Five Films About The Norsemen And The Viking Age

Here’s a top of 5 most illustrative films about the Norsemen and the Viking Age, a period in European history that took place during the early Middle Ages. 5. The Vikings (1958), One Of The Most Popular Hollywood Productions On The Norsemen Starring: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine ‘The Vikings’ is a 1958…