Tensions mount between the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok as the Vikings continue to threaten the very heart of England. As the Great Army moves to take York, with King Aethelwulf and his family still in hiding, Heahmund, the warrior bishop, must rally the Saxons to defend the Realm.
Did You Know?
The "fields of corn" metaphor is not necessarily related to the crop known as maize. Corn means the main grain grown in an area in Britain. We call maize "sweet corn" in the UK to distinguish it from wheat, barley (e.g. "John barley-corn") or oats. It is not therefore an anachronism in itself. See more
References to "York" are incorrect through this whole story-line. When this was set, York would have been known as Ebacorum (Roman name) or more likely, Eoforwic (Anglian name). When the Vikings conquered Eoforwic they renamed it Jorvik, from which the name York was derived much later. The name York, explicitly spelled that way, was not used until the 13th Century. See more
If I Had a Heart
Performed by Fever Ray
Written by Karin Dreijer Andersson
Courtesy of Mute and Rabid Records See more