Vikings Valhalla-Is it based on a True story?
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Is Netflix’s New Series Vikings Valhalla based on a true story?

Last Updated on February 28, 2022 by Joydeep Ghosh

Vikings Valhalla was just released on Netflix, and it is based on the famous Vikings Series. Vikings Valhalla acts as a sequel to the original series based 100 years after the events of Viking. Created by Jeb Stuart, the series just got released on Netflix, and it is currently getting mixed responses from the fans.

There have been many discussions going on many forums on whether the series is based on a true story or is just a work of fiction. So, in this article, we will discuss whether the Vikings Valhalla Series is based on a true story?

Vikings Valhalla-Picture MGM Television and Netflix
Vikings Valhalla-Picture MGM Television and Netflix

Is Netflix’s New Series Vikings Valhalla based on a true story?

Yes! The Vikings Valhalla is based on a true story because the series is based on the historical events that are 100 years after the original Vikings series. It features the battle of Stamford Bridge, which indeed happened in real at the time of 1066.

Almost every character in the series is based on a real-life character starting from Leif Erikson(Sam Corlett), Freydís Eiríksdóttir(Frida Gustavsson), King Canute (Bradley Freegard), Harald Hardrada(Leo Suter), he fought the battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066 against King Harold Godwinson.

Also, the series starts with the St Brice’s Day massacre where King Aethelred, in response to the frequent Danish Raids, asked for all the Vikings residing in England to be executed. This happened during 1002 years which is also one of the true facts of history.

Although most of the series is based on the true incident, some parts are fiction added in order to make the plot more interesting.

One of such examples is this Leif Erikson joining forces with King Harald Hardrada and King Canute to their vengeful quest to raid England but in real Leif wasn’t such part of any vengeful quest. Instead, he was just a Norse explorer, plus Hardrada and King Canute were not allies in real life, and they didn’t raid England together.

Also, after St Brice’s Day massacre in 1002, King Hardrada’s raid to England took place years after the massacre, not days in the series; it has showcased that just the days after St Brice’s Day massacre Hardrada and King Canute invaded England, which is not true.

So although we agree that most show is based on historical facts, some parts of the series also work of fiction and add as part of the creators’ vision to make the plot interesting. Hence it can be concluded that the Vikings Valhalla series is based on a true story, and at the same time, it is a work of fiction.

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