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Jessie
03-14-2019, 12:07 PM
Finally! I've been hoping something would be made on Brian for ages. I just hope they do justice to this great part of Irish history although there will obviously be a lot of improvising like all these historical series but I'm looking forward to seeing an Irish historical figure get some worldwide recognition. :)


Lion of Ireland tells the story of Brian Boru, the greatest king Ireland has ever known, the man who liberated the Irish nation from centuries of Viking rule. It also tells the story of the extraordinary women who shaped his life and, ultimately, history itself: Fiona, a Druid priestess; Dierdre, a warrior princess, and Gormflaith a powerful Celtic Queen. These women fight alongside and sometimes against Brian in an age where women were the equal of men, where they had the right to own property in their own name, train as warriors, and also divorce taking from the marriage everything they had brought to it. Ranged against Brian and his allies are the might of the Viking world who will stop at nothing to destroy the upstart Irish king. The series will follow multiple perspectives: Irish, Viking, and Druid, and will culminate in the epic Battle of Clontarf. If Brian Boru had not vanquished the Vikings in 1014, then the history of Europe and, indeed, America, would be quite different today.

https://deadline.com/2019/03/lion-of-ireland-morgan-llywelyn-novel-being-made-into-tv-series-1202568937/

mildlycurly
03-14-2019, 03:16 PM
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather or thereabouts.

FionnSneachta
03-14-2019, 07:28 PM
I'm looking forward to this. I remember that there was talk of a movie being made on Brian Boru but that never came to fruition. I was looking forward to that but this could be just as good. I have to admit that I'd get pretty excited if my ancestor who fought in the Battle of Clontarf made an appearance in the show.

I noticed that they've put quite a bit of emphasis on the women in his life in that description. It seems a bit heavy-handed to be included in the short blurb for the TV show on the life of Brian (I only noticed the pun after I wrote, would have been a good title ;) ) I prefer to just see it on screen without them making a big deal about it since it just feels like there's an agenda of sorts then when they advertise it like that. I suppose they're just trying to appeal to everyone.

I looked up the book on Wikipedia that it's based on. Disappointingly it says that 'even though the book is based on a historical figure, most of it is fiction'. Oh well, I'll take what I can get.

03-14-2019, 08:12 PM
Sounds good, will watch with interest when it comes on to tv, don’t forget, as well as Irish, we also have the blood of the Vikings also flowing through our veins albeit to a lesser extent.

spruithean
03-16-2019, 03:52 AM
I hope it turns out to be good. It'd be nice to see some series on this period of Irish history. Most series lately in this lane have been focused on England, Vikings and others.

Saetro
03-16-2019, 07:58 PM
Finally! I've been hoping something would be made on Brian for ages. I just hope they do justice to this great part of Irish history although there will obviously be a lot of improvising like all these historical series but I'm looking forward to seeing an Irish historical figure get some worldwide recognition. :)



https://deadline.com/2019/03/lion-of-ireland-morgan-llywelyn-novel-being-made-into-tv-series-1202568937/


extraordinary women who shaped his life and, ultimately, history itself: Fiona, a Druid priestess; Dierdre, a warrior princess, and Gormflaith a powerful Celtic Queen
The first two names have been emulated over the past couple of centuries.
Will this tv series add the name Gormflaith? Probably not.
But I am sure there are a few from Game of Thrones being given to babies.

Plenty of Brian/Bryans already.

David Mc
03-16-2019, 10:01 PM
Interestingly (maybe), the name "Fiona" is an 18th century invention. But then, the idea that there were druidesses in 11th century Ireland is a wholesale fabrication as well, so I'm expecting to be disappointed.

CannabisErectusHibernius
03-20-2019, 12:12 AM
Brian Boru King of Munster, let a fart that killed a youngster. That was a rhyme my Irish born dad taught me. In all seriousness though, its exciting as an L226er to see something about my ancient Dalcassian kindred.