We like to brag (don’t know that is the right word) that the world we live in is a very violent one though if we looked into the past we would have to agree that what we do is just child’s play in comparison. For example, the Vikings lived in a world covered in blood. Every time you turn around someone is getting beaten or their head chopped off. Fighting was a way of life for these people. That being said all that action and violence makes for interesting viewing. The television series Vikings is centered around Norse warrior Ragnar who has risen to the position of leader on the battlefield and off. He soon learns that the price of being a leader is occasionally a heavy one. Besides the threats to his life he also has to make some tough decisions of the personal and warrior type.
You had to be tough in all definitions of the world to survive within the world of the Vikings. None come tougher than Ragnar Lothbrok (played by Travis Fimmel). This season this warrior truly becomes a leader who has to deal with the responsibility which comes along with that. As with what legend tells us about the Vikings, Ragnar does not rest on his laurels especially when it comes to conquering new territory. His attention has turned to a particular kingdome in England which he wants as his own. Assembling ships to make the voyage and fellow warriors to fight the battles.
Ragnar and King Horik (played by Donal Logue) join forces in the battle agains Jarl Borg (played by Thorbjorn Harr). Borg gains Rolo (played by Clive Standen), Ragnar’s brother, as a friend for the battle. After that is worked out we jump ahead four years and now Ragnar is the Earl of his territory. An unlikely alliance is forged and their attention is turned towards England, in particular the kingdom of Wessex.
King Echbert (played by Linus Roche) looks to attract his own alliances in the battle against the feared Vikings. Ragnar does not realize while his out fighting that Jarl Borg has taken over the ruling of Kattegate. Rollo has to step up to save Ragnar’s family. This leads to Lagertha (played by Katheryn Winnick) and Bjorn’s (played by Alexander Ludwig) return which leads to trouble between her and her present husband. Also some tension arises between Ragnar and his wife, Princess Aslaug (played by Alyssa Sutherland). Athelstan (played by George Blagden) is caught between his old life and new one. A pitched battle between Edbert’s men and Ragnar’s ends in an unexpected way…at least for Ragnar Lothbrok.
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