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Ragnar leads his troops against Princess Kwenthrith's brother Burgred. The battle is short-lived however and Burgred quickly surrenders. Porunn is severely injured in the battle and Ragnar chastises his son Bjorn when he learns that she is pregnant. Despite the victories, all is not well among the Viking warriors and Floki in particular criticizes Ragnar for fighting the Christians' wars. Back at the new settlement, King Ecbert leads a delegation of his noblemen to ceremonies marking the sowing of the first crop. He refuses to listen to any criticism telling his men they have the benefit of Ragnar's army fighting in Mercia. However, even Ecbert is taken aback by the pagan ceremony.
- Writers: Michael Hirst
- Stars: Alexander Ludwig , Alyssa Sutherland , Cathal O'Hallin , Clive Standen , Cormac Melia , Donal Logue , Edvin Endre , Gaia Weiss , George Blagden , Gustaf Skarsgård , Jefferson Hall , Jessalyn Gilsig , John Kavanagh , Katheryn Winnick , Linus Roache , Maude Hirst , Moe Dunford , Travis Fimmel