The adventures of a Ragnar Lothbrok: the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the saga of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods: legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.
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England is mentioned several times during the series, including by Saxon characters such as Athelstan, Ecbert and Aella. England however did not exist as a concept until the reign of Ecbert's son Alfred the Great, and not as an entity until the reign of Alfred's son Edward the Elder. Until this time the area that is now England consisted of the Saxon kingdoms of Wessex (the south), East Anglia (the east), Mercia (the midlands), Northumbria (the North) and the (celtic) British Kingdom of Kernow (Cornwall). Until the coming of the Vikings which necessitated alliances these kingdoms were more often than not hostile to each other. See more
Ragnar Lothbrok's sons are referred as "Bjorn Lothbrok", "Ivar Lothbrok", etc. However, Lothbrok is a nickname (meaning "shaggy breeches"), not a family name. The sons should properly be referred to as "Bjorn Ragnarsson" (i.e. son of Ragnar), etc. Family names where not used in Scandinavia at that time and did not become common until 17th century and not the standard until the 19th. See more
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In the U.S. all episodes were censored for violence, nudity, profanity, and time restrains for their broadcast on the History Channel. However, the uncensored versions of the episodes can be found on the U.S. Blu-rays. Each episode is presented as an "Original Version" (censored) or "Extended Version" (uncensored). See more
If I Had A Heart
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