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I missed the first 4 seasons of this show when it first aired :doh

But recently saw replay of seasons 1 -3 on TV and got "hooked". A bit surprising since I remained immune to "Game of Thrones"

I found season 4 online , and now await season 5.. due to be aired on HISTORY CHANNEL.. 11-29-2017

Episodes are available online... Dailymotion seems to be better than Youtube

This is ONE daily motion channel... there are several.

Vikings S01E01 - Rites of Passage
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4u50qq

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http://www.mewatchseries.to/serie/Vikings


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Vikings is a historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst for the channel History. Filmed in Ireland, it premiered on March 3, 2013 in Canada.
Vikings is inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the best-known legendary Norse heroes and notorious as the scourge of England and France. The show portrays Ragnar as a farmer who rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a Scandinavian king, with the support of his family and fellow warriors: his brother Rollo, his son Björn Ironside, and his wives—the shieldmaiden Lagertha and the princess Aslaug.

On March 17, 2016, History renewed Vikings for a fifth season of 20 episodes, which is set to premiere on November 29, 2017.

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Episodes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Vikings_episodes

Season 1 (2013)
1 "Rites of Passage"
2 "Wrath of the Northmen"
3 "Dispossessed"
4 "Trial"
5 "Raid"
6 "Burial of the Dead"
7 "A King's Ransom"
8 "Sacrifice"
9 "All Change"

Season 2 (2014)
1 "Brother's War"
2 "Invasion"
3 "Treachery"
4 "Eye for an Eye"
5 "Answers in Blood"
6 "Unforgiven"
7 "Blood Eagle"
8 "Boneless"
9 "The Choice"
10 "The Lord's Prayer"

Season 3 (2015)
1 "Mercenary"
2 "The Wanderer"
3 "Warrior's Fate"
4 "Scarred"
5 "The Usurper"
6 "Born Again"
7 "Paris"
8 "To the Gates!"
9 "Breaking Point"
10 "The Dead"

Season 4 (2016–17)
Part 1
1 "A Good Treason"
2 "Kill the Queen"
3 "Mercy"
4 "Yol"
5 "Promised"
6 "What Might Have Been"
7 "The Profit and the Loss"
8 "Portage"
9 "Death All 'Round"
10 "The Last Ship"

Part 2
11 "The Outsider"
12 "The Vision"
13 "Two Journeys"
14 "In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning"
15 "All His Angels"
16 "Crossings"
17 "The Great Army"
18 "Revenge"
19 "On the Eve"
20 "The Reckoning"

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Athelstan's Journal (2015)

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A series of thirteen webisodes known as Vikings: Athelstan's Journal was released by the History Channel. Each webisode serves as a journal entry for the Vikings character Athelstan. The webisodes were released prior to and in conjunction with the beginning of the third season of Vikings, and are available on the History Channel's website.[4] The webisodes have a running time of 1:45 to 5:01 minutes.


Athelstan's Journal
1 "Chapter One: Gods"
2 "Chapter Two: Honor"
3 "Chapter Three: Loyalty"
4 "Chapter Four: Sin"
5 "Chapter Five: Blood"
6 "Chapter Six: Family"
7 "Chapter Seven: Savagery"
8 "Chapter Eight: Gods & Men"

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9 "Chapter One: Vows"
10 "Chapter Two: Death"
11 "Chapter Three: Love"
12 "Chapter Four: Harvest"
13 "Chapter Five: The Choice"

14 Epilogue

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Vikings Theme song - "If I had a heart" by Fever Ray

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Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson (born 7 April 1975) is a Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer. She was one half of the electronic music duo The Knife, formed with her brother Olof Dreijer. Andersson was previously the vocalist and guitarist of the alternative rock band Honey Is Cool. Andersson released her debut solo album under the alias Fever Ray in January 2009.





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8th century
756 Ecbert is born.
760 King Aelle is born.
762 Rollo is born.
763 Ragnar is born.
765 Lagertha and Floki are born.
771 Aslaug is born.
781 Bjorn is born.
793
  • Ragnar raids Lindisfarne and the start of the Vikings-English Wars.
  • Raid on Hexam.
794 Ragnar returns to Northurmbria.
800 Invasion of Wessex.

9th century
803 Battle of Mercia.
804 Siege of Paris.
805 Second Siege of Paris.
815
  • Death of Ragnar.
  • Death of Aslaug.
  • Invasion of Spain.
816
  • The Greath Heathen Army invades England under the command of the "Lothbrok's"
  • Battle of Repton commences of Ivar The Boneless and Bjorn Ironside.

NOTE: Historical inaccuracies
Despite being based mainly on real events, many of the battles and character ages are out of order.
E.g. the two sieges of Paris were forty years apart while in the show only a year.

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As a child, I recall the 1958 MOVIE - "Vikings" staring Kirk Douglas

Available on Dailymotion
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1rlnyx

Also a spin-off TV series 1959 - 1960... produced by a Kirk Douglas company...

Tales of the Vikings

Episode Guide
http://ctva.biz/Europe/Vikings.htm

I think at least some episodes available onlin

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Travis Fimmel ('Vikings') chats brutal end of King Ragnar Lothbrok



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As a child, I recall the 1958 MOVIE - "Vikings" staring Kirk Douglas

Available on Dailymotion
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1rlnyx

Also a spin-off TV series 1959 - 1960... produced by a Kirk Douglas company...

Tales of the Vikings

Episode Guide
http://ctva.biz/Europe/Vikings.htm

I think at least some episodes available online (YT)

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Raids/adventures

Season 1
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Opening - Ragnar and Rollo battle in the Baltic lands.

Ragnar takes his son Bjorn to Kattegat, for Bjorn's rite of passage

1st England raid. After gathering volunteers, Ragnar, Rollo, and Floki embark on an unauthorized raid to the west. Land in Northumbria and sack monastery of Lindisfarne, capture Monk, Athelstan

Earl Haraldson authorizes another raid (2nd England Raid). Now accompanied by Lagertha and the Earl's brother, Knut, Ragnar re-embarks post-haste, leaving Athelstan to mind the farm and the children. As the Vikings set foot on English soil, (Northumbria ruled by King Aelle, they are met by the local sheriff and a handful of armsmen. The Vikings raid the Northumbrian village of Hexham. Agatha kills Knut (rapist). On the beach, the raiders defeat a superior Northumbrian force under Lord Wigea.

Back in Kattegat, Ragnar tried for muder of Knut. Is acquitted. Earl Haraldson's raiders assault Ragnar's settlement, Ragnar, Lagertha, Athelstan, and the children narrowly escape in a boat. When Ragnar recovers he challenges Earl Haraldson to single combat. Kills him and becomes Earl.

3rd Raid on England, Northumbria. As spring beckons, three of Ragnar's ships sail up the River Tyne. After throwing the luckless Wigea into a snake pit, King Aelle prepares to meet the raiders in battle. The Vikings set up a fortified camp, assault the Northumbrian besiegers at night, and capture the king's brother, Aethelwulf. In a meeting with the king, Ragnar demands 2,000 pounds of gold and silver as a price for the Vikings' departure. Aelle agrees but demands that one Viking be baptised a Christian (Rollo). Instead of paying the ransom, Aelle has his men attack Ragnar's camp, but they are bloodily repelled, ending with Rollo finishing off several Saxons single-handedly, in an attempt to prove he's still faithful to his gods. After Ragnar sends Aethelwulf's corpse to Aelle, the king finally pays the ransom but swears vengeance upon Ragnar as he watches the raiders depart. Meanwhile back in Kattegat Lagetha rules, has a miscarriage, accepts Siggy's companionship.

As Lagertha is unable to conceive another son, Ragnar takes his family and followers to the temple at Uppsala to attend a great rite to the Æsir and Vanir. He pledges fealty to King Horik, who charges Ragnar with an embassy to Jarl Borg, a rival encroaching on Horik's lands

Ragnar's embassy to Jarl Borg in Götaland fails, as King Horik rejects a compromise settlement about the contested land. Driven by ambition and jealousy, Rollo agrees to support Borg against Ragnar. In Kattegat, a disease kills many inhabitants, including Lagertha's daughter, Gyda, and Siggy's daughter, Thyri. Lagertha asks the seer about Ragnar and her future but the seer refuses as he only sees misery. Underway, Ragnar meets and is seduced by the princess Aslaug; eventually, she reveals she carries his child.

Season 2
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Rollo battles Ragnar when Jarl Borg and King Horik's men clash. Rollo surrenders to Ragnar after admitting he cannot kill him. Ragnar negotiates an unsteady truce between Borg and Horik, then returns to Kattegat.

Pregnant Aslaug turns up in Kattegat. Rollo is placed on trial, but is shocked when freed by the lawkeeper, who has been bribed by Ragnar. Humiliated, Lagertha leaves Ragnar and Kattegat, Bjorn goes away with his mother.

TIME FLIES......Four years later, Ragnar finally announces plans to raid England again. Horik and Borg arrive in Kattegat Ragnar breaks the pact with Borg (at King Hotik's reuest). Ragnar accepts Rollo back into his family, but forbids him from raiding.

4th England raid. Ragnar and Horik's men set sail for England, but a violent storm throws them off course. While exploring, they are ambushed by soldiers and several men are killed including one of Horik's sons.They learn that they are in Wessex, which is ruled by King Ecbert. Ragnar and his men move deeper into Wessex. Ecbert sends envoys to ask Ragnar to leave; Ragnar replies asking what Ecbert would be willing to pay.

In Hedeby, Lagertha is now remarried to an abusive husband, earl Sigvard, and both she and Bjorn are unhappy.

Meanwhile, Jarl Borg remarries and decides to seize Ragnar's lands in retaliation for Ragnar breaking their truce. With all the able warriors gone, Rollo rallies the village's women, children and elderly, but Borg massacres them and seizes control of Kattegat. Rollo is forced to flee with Ragnar and Aslaug's sons.

Ragnar meets King Ecbert, who questions his reasons for staying in Wessex and offers to grant him some land. Later, back at camp, one of Horik's ships arrives with news of Jarl Borg's sacking of Kattegat. Ragnar and his men set sail for home. Athelstan chooses to remain with Horik, but is later captured by soldiers after his hunting party is ambushed.

Ragnar returns home and finds his family. His happiness is soured by Rollo's revelation that they do not have enough men to defeat Borg. Ragnar is surprised when a large group of fighters arrives led by Lagertha and Bjorn. Ragnar is overjoyed to be reunited with his son. Ragnar reenters Kattegat, Borg flees. Lagertha gives Bjorn permission to remain in Kattegat with Ragnar, but chooses to return to her husband. A messenger arrives and informs Ragnar that Ecbert's forces have slaughtered Horik's men, with Horik and his son, Erlendur, barely escaping. King Horik returns to Kattegat, defeated by King Ecbert and with few of his forces surviving. Hungry for revenge, Horik tells Ragnar that they need the help of Jarl Borg again, since he has many ships. Lagertha returns home to a displeased Sigvard who sends men to beat her during the night. He tries to humiliate her further the next day, but she plunges a knife into his eye and his nephew Einar beheads him. Jarl Borg returns to Kattegat to join forces with Ragnar, but during the night his men are burned alive and he is taken captive.
Horik tricks Borg into thinking he will escape his fate, but in the end Borg is led into town to be executed. Ragnar performs the Blood Eagle ceremony on Borg.

Lagertha arrives in Kattegat with her ships and warriors. In Wessex, Ecbert receives Princess Kwenthrith of Mercia, who is in civil war with her family after murdering her brother.

5th Trip to England. After landing in Wessex, Ragnar decides on his own to send Torstein to inform Ecbert of their arrival, annoying Horik and Lagertha. Aethelwulf and a group of soldiers arrive, and he invites Ragnar to speak with his father. As a sign of goodwill, Aethelwulf returns Athelstan's bracelet to confirm that the monk is still alive. Despite Ragnar's promise of safety, Aethelwulf's group is ambushed by Northmen led by Erlendur. The entire group is slaughtered except for Aethelwulf who is allowed to escape. While reviewing old Roman texts with Athelstan, Ecbert sees a way to defeat the Vikings. Horik advances towards what he thinks is the Wessex army, but Ecbert catches the Vikings between two troops of cavalry and defeats them. Rollo is badly injured, but is recognised by Athelstan and taken back to Winchester. Ragnar names his son Björn Ironside, as he is unscathed. Ælla wants to destroy the remaining Vikings but instead Ecbert decides to offer them land and to employ them as mercenaries to fight against Mercia. Rollo is returned to the Vikings, and some of them volunteer to fight for Kwenthrith. Athelstan returns to Kattegat with the Vikings, admitting to Ragnar that he holds belief in both the Christian and Norse gods now.

Horik's wife and children arrive in Kattegat and the village celebrates. To prove to Horik he is trustworthy, Floki poisons Torstein. Horik reveals his plan to kill Ragnar and his entire family. In return for a promise to marry her, Horik orders Siggy to kill Ragnar's children. Bjorn and Þorunn finally reconcile and commit to each other. Athelstan teaches Ragnar the Lord's Prayer. With reinforcements, Horik attacks Kattegat. Arriving in the main hall, he discovers Torstein alive, and sees that Floki and Siggy did not betray Ragnar. Ragnar and his closest circle kills Horik and claims his "King's Sword", while Ragnar's men slaughter all of Horik's children, save Erlendur. Ragnar is now king, sitting atop the iconic cliff Preikestolen.

Season 3
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Ragnar tells Björn that he never wanted to be king, but only to explore and farm. Ragnar wants to return to Wessex to claim the land promised by King Ecbert.

6th trip to England. When Lagertha announces she intends to raid with Ragnar, Kalf, her right-hand man, offers to remain and take care of Hedeby. When they arrive in Wessex, King Ecbert informs Ragnar that to receive their land, the Vikings must fight for Princess Kwenthrith to appease King Ecbert's nobles. Lagertha is unsure about joining, so King Ecbert offers her the job of leading the Viking settlers in Wessex. The settlers go to the land to farm, while the warriors defeat Kwenthrith's uncle's army.
In Hedeby, Kalf ursurps the earldom with the help of Einar. Kalf and Einar plan for Lagertha's return. Kalf says he has invited an important person to their village to help, who is King Horik's son Erlendur, now married to Jarl Borg's widow Torvi.
In Kattegat Helga, Siggy, and Aslaug help Harbard with his hand, and he tells them stories about his travels and the gods. Aslaug has an afair with Harbard. Siggy drowns saving the two boys who fall through the ice.

The Vikings return to Kattegat. Ragnar is suspicious about why Aslaug was not watching the children. A messenger arrives to tell Lagertha that her earldom has been usurped by Kalf; she asks Ragnar to help her win it back.
In Wessex, Aethelwulf learns that Judith is with Athelstan's child, and he is sent to the settlement to resolve problems. He slaughters all the settlers (turns out on his father's orders).
Ragnar tells the men that they will raid Paris in the spring. Ragnar returns with Lagertha to speak with Kalf, although he decides not to help fight for Lagertha.

Þórunn gives birth to a girl that she names Siggy. A farmer returns from Wessex and tells Ragnar about Aethelwulf's massacre. Ragnar Kills the messenger so that only he (and Floki) know of the slaughyrr of all settlers back in Wessex.

Floki receives a sign that "blood must be spilt", and kills Athelstan while he is praying

Ragnar's viking fleet, also reinforced by the earl Siegfried, arrives in Francia, and prepares for battle. Ragnar shocks them when he decides to leave Floki in charge of the attack. The Franks defense holds, repelling the Vikings. While the Franks celebrate their victory, at the Viking camp the warriors have to deal with their wounded, including a badly wounded Bjorn, and Ragnar who has been thrown down from the walls. Floki is consumed by his guilt, having trusted in the good omens of their gods. Helga, disgusted by his selfishness, leaves him. With the Vikings still recovering, Ragnar orders another attack. Led by Rollo, Lagertha, and Kalf, they manage to pass the bridge, but they are once again pushed back. Siegfried is captured and executed on Gisla's insistence. Although the Franks have managed to defend the city, a plague has spread in Paris and citizens are dying. Count Odo begs the Emperor to come to terms with their enemy. Ragnar's wounds won't heal, leaving him weak. Trying to restore his leadership, he secretly meets the Franks; although offered gold and silver, Ragnar doesn't accept. Knowing his end is drawing near, he asks to be baptized, and to be buried inside the city.

Meanwhile in Kattegat, Aslaug is in charge and deals with the Christian missionary Ansgar. Ansgar tries to carry a hot piece of metal to prove the might of the christian god. When he fails, Aslaug has him killed.

The French pay gold and silver to the Vikings, but they show no sign of leaving. Many people are still shocked at Ragnar's christening, and when the badly wounded leader dies, Bjorn is in charge. The warriors place Ragnar into a wooden coffin and escort it to the gates of Paris, where they meet the Bishop. The coffin is brought inside the Cathedral to be blessed, but Ragnar suddenly jumps out of the coffin alive. He takes Princess Gisla as a hostage and forces the guards to open the gates, allowing the Vikings to enter the city. Most of the Vikings then set sail for home, but a small party, led by Rollo, remain. Emperor Charles is determined to gain his favour, offering Rollo land and titles, and his daughter in marriage. While sailing home Ragnar tells Floki that he knows he is Athelstan's killer.

Season 4
Part 1
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In Kattegat...Bjorn has Floki arrested for killing Athelstan. When Ragnar awakens, he chastises Bjorn for imprisoning his friend. Bjorn wants to prove himself by surviving deep in the wilderness. Aslaug procures a new slave girl, Yidu.

In Hedeby, Earl Kalf announces that he and Lagertha will share the Earldom, to the dislike of Einar. Kalf invites Einar and his men to vote to exile Lagertha, then turns on them, killing the dissidents and allowing Lagertha to kill Einar.

In Paris, Rollo is living as a Frankish noble. He marries Princess Gisla, who weeps through the ceremony and holds a knife to his throat on their wedding night. Rollo rides to the Viking encampment outside Paris, and orders their massacre.

Bjorn has set off alone into the harsh Scandinavian winter.

Helga helps Floki escape, and he is re-captured, Ragnar chains Floki inside a damp cave. Ragnar finds Helga digging a grave in the frozen ground for her daughter.

In Wessex, King Ecbert proposes to rescue Princess Kwenthrith of Mercia and her child, who are being held by rebel nobles. Aethelwulf engages in battle and rescues Kwenthrith. Aethelwulf does not know that his wife Judith is sleeping with his father

In Francia, Duke Rollo tries to assimilate by cutting his hair and dressing appropriately, but continues to be mocked by his new wife. He proposes building forts to stop the Vikings from sailing upriver.

Kalf hires a berserker to assassinate Bjorn, on behalf of Erlendur. Bjorn kills a bear. Bjorn meets the berserker and kills him. He discovers that the berserker has King Horik's ring. Bjorn arrives back in Hedeby and wants to leave with Erlendur's wife, Torvi

Ragnar grows closer to Yidu, and lets her live in his private lodge. She gives Ragnar "medicine" from her native China, which leads to a night of hallucination.

Meanwhile during the Yol celebrations in Kattegat, King Harald Finehair arrives and declares that he wants to become King of all Norway. Ragnar then arrives to see Harald sitting in his hall.

In Hedeby, Lagertha reveals to Kalf she is pregnant, and Kalf asks her to marry him. Just before their wedding, Lagertha stabs and kills Kalf, and reclaims her status as Earl.

Ragnar announces his plan to raid Paris, and gives Ubbe and Hvitserk their arm-rings, so they can travel with him.

In Wessex, Ecbert sends Aethelwulf and Alfred on a pilgrimage to Rome

In Paris, Charles begs Rollo to not return to Ragnar, and Rollo assures him that he will not.
Meanwhile in Kattegat, after the warriors set sail, Harbard returns. A storm throws the Viking's ships off course. Ragnar, Lagertha, and Harald arrive (2nd attack on Frankia), where they set up camp. Harald and Halfdan take their French prisoners and burn them alive, cheered on by Erlendur. Once the remaining ships arrive, the Vikings sail up river towards Paris. Ragnar takes more "medicine", and hallucinates. As the ships approach Paris, they see Rollo waiting with his new French allies.

Ragnar suggests attacking from both the river and by land. Rollo notices Lagertha's warriors become stuck in the marsh, and fires upon them and the ships. As the ships approach the forts, Rollo orders the Franks to raise a metal chain between them, which capsizes some ships. Lagertha's attack retreats, and the Franks begin to set the Viking ships on fire. Bjorn rescues Harald and Halfdan, and Ragnar saves Floki. As the Vikings retreat, Ragnar shouts to Rollo that he saved his life, when everyone wants him dead

The Vikings retreat, and Ragnar's leadership is questioned by Harald. Ragnar tells Bjorn to land near a cliff, and reveals a new plan: they will take the ships overland, behind the Frankish forts.

In Wessex, Ecbert returns after victory over Mercia, but tells Kwenthrith she is no longer Queen. Kwenthrith sneaks into Ecbert's bed and threatens to kill him, but is then killed by Judith.

The Vikings carry their ships overland.

In Kattegat, Sigurd discovers Siggy dead

The Vikings arrive outside Paris. Erlendur tells Torvi she must kill Bjorn, or he will kill her son; she approaches Bjorn with Erlendur's crossbow, but instead turns and kills Erlendur

As viking ships head towards Paris, A fleet of Frankish ships led by Rollo approaches the Vikings. Vikings are defeated and retreat.

In Kattegat many years pass. Ragnar has disappeared. Thorhall delivers the news to Aslaug and Bjorn that the Norse settlement in England had been slaughtered, and also that Ragnar has a son named Magnus in Wessex. Bjorn tells his brothers. He plans to sail into the Mediterranean. Ragnar returns to Kattegat and challenges his sons to kill him, if they want to become the King.

Part 2
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Ragnar asks his sons to come with him to England, but Bjorn refuses, as he plans to raid the Mediterranean with Floki, Harald, and Hvitserk. Ubbe and Sigurd promise to stay and protect their mother and Kattegat, now an important trade center.

Ragnar visits Floki and tells him that he loves him. In Hedeby, Ragnar apologizes to Lagertha after she refuses to accompany him to England. Ragnar finds a large tree while riding back to Kattegat and tries to hang himself. However, ravens chew through the rope to save him. Back in Kattegat, Ragnar finds Ivar in the throne room and persuades Ivar to come with him to England.

Harald and Halfdan arrive to sail with Bjorn. Bjorn notes of Harald's conquest of Rogaland, but Harald assures him that he cannot overthrow Ragnar.

Bjorn, Hvisterk, Floki, and Harald set sail for the Mediterranean.

Ragnar and Ivar sail for England, but their ships capsize in a violent storm. Ragnar, Ivar, and a few other survivors are washed up on the beach in England. Ragnar tells Ivar they must go to the Royal Villa and abandon the others; they kill their fellow Vikings while they are asleep. Ragnar and Ivar arrive at the Royal town and give themselves up.

In Francia, Bjorn's Mediterranean fleet arrives and he asks Rollo for safe passage, but is imprisoned along with Floki, Harald, and Halfdan. Harald and Halfdan chastise Bjorn for having trusted Rollo. Later, Rollo meets Bjorn and agrees to allow them free passage, if he can sail with them.

Lagertha imprisons Ubbe and Sigurd, and attacks Kattegat, intending to replace Aslaug on the throne. Aslaug renounces herself as Queen, promising Lagertha that her sons will not seek revenge. In exchange, she wants safe passage to leave. Lagertha initially agrees, but then kills Aslaug.

In Wessex, Ragnar and Ivar are seized by Aethelwulf. Ecbert arrives and promises no harm will come to Ivar, then introduces Ragnar to Magnus. Ragnar states he and Kwenthrith never had sex and Magnus is expelled. Ecbert admits ordering Aethelwulf to kill the Norse settlers, expresses regret, and frees Ragnar from his cage. The two drunkenly discuss the afterlife and the death of Athelstan, which Ragnar says weighs on his conscience. Ragnar asks Ecbert to kill him, but Ecbert refuses. Instead, Ecbert agrees to hand Ragnar over to King Aelle and arrange safe passage for Ivar to go home. Ragnar promises that his sons will seek vengeance against Northumbria, not Wessex.

Ragnar arrives in Northumbria and is tortured by Aelle. Ecbert travels there in disguise to attend Ragnar's execution.

Bjorn and Rollo reach Spain, and raid Algeciras, as Halfdan and Harald start plotting to overthrow the Lothbroks as part of their conquest of all of Norway. Floki is intrigued by his first contact with Islam and forces the Vikings to spare men praying in a mosque. After Floki refuses to have another child with Helga, Helga adopts a Moorish child, Tanaruz, as her daughter.

Ubbe, Sigurd and Ivar decide to gather a large army and return to England to avenge Ragnar. Before returning to Gisla and his children, Rollo offers land in Normandy to any norsemen willing to settle. Halfdan introduces Harald to Egil, the bastard son of an earl.

Ivar and Ubbe attempt to kill Lagertha, but are stopped by Bjorn, who makes clear that his brothers will have to kill him before Lagertha. Torvi advises Bjorn not to join Ivar, which causes Bjorn to lash out against her. Bjorn leaves her in a fit of rage and has an encounter with Astrid. Floki presents Ivar with a war chariot which will enable him to lead troops in combat.

Great Pagan Army Invades England As the great army lands in Northumbria, King Aelle's much smaller army is overrun, Aelle is captured, and killed by the blood eagle.

Kattegat is attacked by Egil and his men, but they are repulsed and Egil is captured. Torvi is severely injured. Under torture, Egil confesses to Lagertha that he had been paid by King Harald to attack her.

Prince Aethelwulf gathers a large army in Wessex and moves to intercept the advancing Vikings in Repton. Before they meet, Ivar persuades Bjorn to scout a potential battlefield and plan to use the terrain to defeat the Saxons. The Vikings then harass the Saxons on the battlefield with archers hidden in the surrounding woods. Prince Aethelwulf decides to move his forces toward the Viking's ships, but the Vikings then ambush them in a tight valley. In panic and frustration, Aethelwulf orders a charge.

The Saxons charge into the Norse shieldwall, and suffer heavy losses. Aethelwulf orders a retreat, and flees to Ecbert's capital to ready its evacuation. Ecbert refuses to leave, and cedes the crown of Wessex to his son. The bishop Edmund refuses to abandon Ecbert. The Vikings arrive and in the ensuing sack, Hvitserk kills Edmund, Ecbert is captured and Tanaruz stabs Helga and then commits suicide. Ivar demands the blood eagle for Ecbert, but Bjorn reminds his brothers of Ragnar's dream of settlement, and agrees to allow Ecbert to choose his own death in exchange for signing over East Anglia. Ecbert then kills himself in his Roman bath. After burying Helga, Floki takes to the sea. Bjorn shares his wish to raid the Mediterranean, while Ivar proposes continued raids in England. In an argument over what action to take next, Sigurd starts to insult Ivar and mock his impotence, and Ivar then kills Sigurd by throwing an axe.

I guess as a lead into season 5?
In Sherborne, Bishop Heahmund oversees a funeral, and then "comforts" the widow of the deceased.

Apparently this IS an introduction of a new character that is going to feature in Season 5
Described as a "Warrior Bishop". Historically there were "men of the cloth" who were also warriors... refer "The Knights Templar" . A strong Saxon character who will be pitted against the Vikings.

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