Vikings were known to be these seafaring warriors who traveled across lands to raid and trade from their European homes to other parts of Europe and the world. When they had entered Britain, the British had welcomed them warmly but that was not the “Viking way”, so they fought the British as well, who later called them the Danes. The language spoken by these Vikings was mostly Norse and the meaning of the word Vikings is “a pirate”, so everyone assumed that everyone who raids ships is a Viking. But not all Vikings were evil pirates who raided ships. Some were peaceful warriors and farmers who came with the motive of peaceful trade of goods. They were also skillful craftsmen who wanted to expand the horizons of their work. But the Vikings were strong and they could not only raid but invade even the strongest lands. They would be able to withstand fighting the strongest warriors and even defeat many.
If the above description of the Vikings got your attention, then you should really watch some good Viking shows that are out there. The good news is that you don’t have to go around searching for these because a lot of them are on Netflix right now and to make it even easier for you, we’ve compiled some of the finest Viking shows that are out there. So, here’s the list of really good Viking TV shows on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
5. The Last Kingdom (2015)
The series ‘The Last Kingdom’ is set in the year 872 in a historical city of England. It tells the tale of Vikings who wanted to invade more land and were opposed in doing so by the Saxons who were the native warriors of England, The Vikings tried to hold their captured ground and expand more while the Saxons tried to stop them and repel them out of their country. Ubba (Ubbe Lothbrok) and Guthrum are real characters that have been adapted from real instances but the rest of the characters are fictional and so is the show for the most part of it.
The series also shows that politics back then was the same as how it is now and shows the reality of the battle between the Vikings and Saxons where a lot of characters even die unexpectedly. The show also has great characters who develop with time and are played by brilliant actors. The more you’ll watch this show, the more captivating it gets. Each season has something new to offer and the end of each episode will keep you hungry for more. One of the best historical Viking shows out there, the show is a must watch if you’re looking for the perfect blend of some good Viking action, drama and history.
4. Norsemen (2016)