Middle Ages

Is there a dark side to shows like Game of Thrones?

Jul 25, 2016
HBO

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  For several years now all things medieval have been big in the United States. HBO’s wildly popular television drama Game of Thrones is one example, the History Channel’s Vikings is another.

Annual Renaissance fairs, like the one held in Williamson County each spring, can now be found in nearly every state in the union. But even though there’s much that’s positive about medieval culture, and the entertainment it inspires, medievalism also has a darker side.