However, it would seem that this growing popularity has led many people to become interested in History-Ancient History.
Vikings is the new show on the History Channel currently airing on Sunday nights at 10pm probably so as not to compete with Game of Thrones. The History Channel defines their show as:
But for all its warfare and bloodshed, Vikings is also a story of family and brotherhood, capturing the love and affection between Ragnar and his wife, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), a respected warrior in her own right. It is the tale of Ragnar’s brother Rollo (Clive Standen), a fierce fighter who simmers with jealously; of Earl Haraldson’s wife Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig), a dutiful beauty who may be less than loyal; and of the monk Athelstan (George Blagden), whose Christian morals clash with the Vikings’ pagan society. As ambition and innovation rattle a civilization, these characters will be put to the test—and their way of life will never be the same again.
While watching the show, I was transported to a time where my ancestor may have fought, drank, raid, pillaged, and lived. I come from a long line of Northen European descendants-supposedly according to my family's Mormon geneaology I am related to William the Conqueror.
I found myself thirsty to know what fact or reality was based in this series, if any......
A Legendary saga or Fornaldarsaga (literally, a tale of times past) have been individual sagas including Ragnars Saga Loðbrókar.