Vikings: Is Vikings based on Viking history? Athelstan star speaks out

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Athelstan actor George Blagden explains whether #Vikings is based on Viking history

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Athelstan actor George Blagden explains whether Vikings is based on Viking history

VIKINGS is a popular historical drama series on History and Amazon Prime Video. Is Vikings based on Viking history?

Fans have often questioned whether the series is based on real-life, with some of the characters being based on real historical figures.GETTY The row following JK Rowling’s intervention into the debate surrounding trans rights continues to rumble on.Plant with his wife, daughter Carmen and son Karac (Image: Getty) Britpop quiz questions and answers: Test your knowledge on Britpop Wilson toured with the band and joined them throughout much of their career, and gave birth to three children with Plant.Image: Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe said he felt 'compelled to speak out' "Respect for transgender people remains a cultural imperative and over the years I have been trying to constantly educate myself," Redmayne said.

George Blagden, who plays the monk Athelstan, spoke to History about the inspiration behind the series. He said:"I would say the great thing about it is it's original. Rowling’s essay has been condemned by LGBTQ+ activists and organisations. I think the exciting thing about it is it will show parts of Viking culture and Viking history that a lot of people haven't seen before. The tragedy came while Led Zeppelin were on tour in 1977, and two years after Plant and Wilson had been involved in a serious car accident in Rhodes, Greece. "I think there are a lot of misconceptions about Vikings and that period in history - everything from horn helmets that are a complete myth to Vikings being these absolute raging psychopaths that dominated northern Europe. Her misinformed and dangerous missive about transgender people flies in the face of medical and psychological experts and devalues trans people accounts of their own lives. "I think what this show will be doing is blowing out of the water any kind of preconceived ideas about the Vikings. "I would never want to speak on behalf of the community but I do know that my dear transgender friends and colleagues are tired of this constant questioning of their identities, which all too often results in violence and abuse.

" Vikings: George Blagden as Athelstan (Image: Sky) Vikings: Floki killed Athelstan in the series (Image: Sky) He praised the History Channel for portraying the historical aspect in an accurate way. Since Rowling posted her string of tweets, actors from the Harry Potter franchise have spoken out for the first time against her views on this topic. Eventually, Plant and Wilson divorced in 1983, after which the musician did not have any more children. He said:"All of the amazing details you see all come from the genius that is Michael Hirst, he's a history graduate - he knows his history. "All of the historical accuracy he was on set all the time talking to us about the details of what they used in their world. So here’s a rundown of what people are saying so far… Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) Watson, who played Hermione in the Harry Potter films, has been a staunch supporter of trans rights for years. "It's great when you have all of that given to you, in a way you walk on to these sets and you are in a Viking world." His character Athelstan is an Anglo-Saxon monk who is captured by Ragnar on his first raid to the UK. Watson didn’t mention Rowling by name, but in a string of tweets she made clear that “trans people are who they say they are”. Someone help me out.

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Fans have often questioned whether the series is based on real-life, with some of the characters being based on real historical figures.GETTY The row following JK Rowling’s intervention into the debate surrounding trans rights continues to rumble on.Plant with his wife, daughter Carmen and son Karac (Image: Getty) Britpop quiz questions and answers: Test your knowledge on Britpop Wilson toured with the band and joined them throughout much of their career, and gave birth to three children with Plant.Image: Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe said he felt 'compelled to speak out' "Respect for transgender people remains a cultural imperative and over the years I have been trying to constantly educate myself," Redmayne said.

George Blagden, who plays the monk Athelstan, spoke to History about the inspiration behind the series. He said:"I would say the great thing about it is it's original. Rowling’s essay has been condemned by LGBTQ+ activists and organisations. I think the exciting thing about it is it will show parts of Viking culture and Viking history that a lot of people haven't seen before. The tragedy came while Led Zeppelin were on tour in 1977, and two years after Plant and Wilson had been involved in a serious car accident in Rhodes, Greece. "I think there are a lot of misconceptions about Vikings and that period in history - everything from horn helmets that are a complete myth to Vikings being these absolute raging psychopaths that dominated northern Europe. Her misinformed and dangerous missive about transgender people flies in the face of medical and psychological experts and devalues trans people accounts of their own lives. "I think what this show will be doing is blowing out of the water any kind of preconceived ideas about the Vikings. "I would never want to speak on behalf of the community but I do know that my dear transgender friends and colleagues are tired of this constant questioning of their identities, which all too often results in violence and abuse.

" Vikings: George Blagden as Athelstan (Image: Sky) Vikings: Floki killed Athelstan in the series (Image: Sky) He praised the History Channel for portraying the historical aspect in an accurate way. Since Rowling posted her string of tweets, actors from the Harry Potter franchise have spoken out for the first time against her views on this topic. Eventually, Plant and Wilson divorced in 1983, after which the musician did not have any more children. He said:"All of the amazing details you see all come from the genius that is Michael Hirst, he's a history graduate - he knows his history. "All of the historical accuracy he was on set all the time talking to us about the details of what they used in their world. So here’s a rundown of what people are saying so far… Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) Watson, who played Hermione in the Harry Potter films, has been a staunch supporter of trans rights for years. "It's great when you have all of that given to you, in a way you walk on to these sets and you are in a Viking world." His character Athelstan is an Anglo-Saxon monk who is captured by Ragnar on his first raid to the UK. Watson didn’t mention Rowling by name, but in a string of tweets she made clear that “trans people are who they say they are”. Someone help me out.

DON'T MISS.. He affirmed in an open letter published by LGBTQ+ organisation The Trevor Project that “trans women are women”.. . Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) Lynch posted a lengthy statement on Twitter where she said she wishes Rowling would stop discussing this topic.