Emperor Charles sends Count Odo with the booty that was agreed to but a month later, the vikings have yet to leave. Odo learns that Ragnar is dying and that he would like to have a Christian burial. Ragnar's conversion to Christianity does not sit well with his warriors who all agree that he cannot continue as king now that he has rejected their gods but they are simply biding their time. When the day of Ragnar's funeral arrives, he is taken to the cathedral for the funeral mass. The vikings have a surprise in store for everyone.
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Actor Lothaire Bluteau is playing Emperor Charles - grandson of Charlemagne. The historical Charles the Bald's eldest brother was named Lothar. See more
Princess Gisla is shown dining with a fork. Personal forks as table utensils were not introduced in Western Europe until the late 10th century and did not become widespread for many more years. See more
[Seated with his back at Ragnar's coffin, his voice low but clear
I have always resented you. It's true. I'm not denying it. I'm sorry your dead, but it happens to all of us, sooner or later. It's just funny that the gods took you first.
[His voice deepens with resentment
I always thought they favored you. You thought so, too.
[a small breathless laugh
It seems we were both mistaken.
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