With his new boat completed, Ragnar recruits a crew and prepares for departure in a few weeks. His wife Lagertha wants to take part in the great adventure but Ragnar says one of them must stay behind to care for the children. She's definitely not pleased. Earl Haraldson has his spies and is soon aware of Ragnar's plans but is convinced there are no lands to the west and they will never be seen again. After several days at sea Ragnar and his men attack Lindisfarne Monastery on Lindisfarne Island just off the coast in Northumbria, England. Many of the monks are killed and the others enslaved.
Did You Know?
The language heard in the background when the anchor arrives is present day Danish and Swedish. See more
In the year 845 Ragner lead a fleet of over a hundred ships and laid siege to Paris (as is the plot for season 3). In episode two he attacks Lindesfarne, however, this raid took place in 793. Ragner would not have been born at the time of the Lindesfarne raid. See more
If I Had a Heart
Written by Karin Dreijer Andersson
Performed by Fever Ray See more