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Mar 8, 2013

Watch: VIKINGS: Season 1, Episode 2: Wrath of Northmen

Travis Fimmel Vikings Wrath of Northmen

Watch Vikings Season 1 Episode 2 Wrath of Northmen. Vikings: Episode 1, Season 2: Wrath of Northmen stars Gustaf Skarsgard, Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, and Gabriel Byrne. Wrath of Northmen is directed by Johan Renck and written by Michael Hirst. Vikings plot synopsis: “The HISTORY® original series Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore—and raid—the distant shores across the ocean. His ambition puts him at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne), who insists on sending his raiders to the impoverished east rather than the uncharted west. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict.

But for all its warfare and bloodshed, Vikings is also a story of family and brotherhood, capturing the love and affection between Ragnar and his wife, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), a respected warrior in her own right. It is the tale of Ragnar’s brother Rollo (Clive Standen), a fierce fighter who simmers with jealously; of Earl Haraldson’s wife Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig), a dutiful beauty who may be less than loyal; and of the monk Athelstan (George Blagden), whose Christian morals clash with the Vikings’ pagan society. As ambition and innovation rattle a civilization, these characters will be put to the test—and their way of life will never be the same again.”

We previously reviewed episode 1 here: TV Review: Vikings: Season 1, Episode 1: Rites of Passage.

The Travis Fimmel Vikings TV show photograph:

Travis Fimmel Vikings Wrath of Northmen

Travis Fimmel Vikings

Vikings: Episode 1, Season 2: Wrath of Northmen also stars Gabriel Byrne, Jessalyn Gilsig, Diarmaid Murtagh, Tadhg Murphy, Vladimir Kulich, and George Blagden.

For more Vikings photos, videos, and information, visit our Vikings Page, subscribe to us by Email, follow us on Twitter or “like” us on FacebookVikings: Episode 1, Season 2: Wrath of Northmen will air on History Channel on March 10, 2013. Watch Vikings: Episode 1, Season 2: Wrath of Northmen Here and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1648383568 Richard Yarus

    Michael Hirst’s
    VIKINGS is really an interesting study of 793(AD)-794(AD) Vikings. The one
    thing to remember about the show is that the great British monk, Alcuin of
    York, was already in Aachen (the capital of Charlemagne’s empire) at the time
    of the raid on Lindisfarne Priory. Alcuin,
    as we recall from 7th grade World History Class, was asked by the
    Frank King to run the Palace School in Aachen.
    Therefore, without doubt, these Norse Vikings that conducted the raid, already
    knew of the lands west of them, i.e. Jarvic, York, Lindisfarne, Northumberland,
    etc. It is important to note that Lindisfarne
    Priory was very important to Alcuin, and it was home to several of Alcuin’s friends.
    Alcuin actually wanted to return to Lindisfarne prior to the Viking Raids, but
    was prevented

    from doing so by Charlemagne. The Frank King wanted Alcuin to stay in Aachen
    and administer the Palace School.

    These facts were well understood by the Vikings. At this 793-794 (AD) period,
    the Dane and Norse Vikings under the rule of Godfred of Hedeby, were upset with
    Charlemagne’s Iron Embargo against them, his ban on Viking ships from entering
    Frank ports, and on his expulsion of Viking Mercenaries from Frank lands.
    Mercenaries had aided Charlemagne in his fight against the Saxons, a common
    enemy. Additionally, The Dane Vikings feared that Charlemagne was about to invade
    Hedeby and other parts of the then Viking territory.

    This topic is covered in Amazon’s e-book, “To Kindle A Fire,” (c) 1999, a
    Viking novel by Richard Yarus.

  • Rollo Tomasi

    Thank you for the detailed info.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1648383568 Richard Yarus

    Thank you for reading my post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1648383568 Richard Yarus

    Michael Hirst’s
    VIKINGS depicted an execution by decapitation in the first episode. It is interesting to note that Jarl asked the
    convicted man for his preferred manner of execution. The condemed chose punishment by decapitation.

    A convicted
    Viking would most likely request to be executed by the most honored named sword
    in the warrior community. If death was
    not rendered by sword, then death was to be by arrow. These two execution forms assured the Viking of
    his all-important entry into Valhalla.
    There he would join Odin’s celestial Army for the battle at Ragnarok, the end-times war,
    against the Giants.

    A true
    Viking of that time would never select decapitation and the reasons are found
    in my Amazon e-book, “To Kindle A Fire,” © 1999, by Richard Yarus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1648383568 Richard Yarus

    Boat building description from “To Kindle A Fire,”
    (c) 1999: “Good work.” Ragnar patted the boy on his shoulders, realizing again
    that there was no meat on his bones and no muscle in his arms.

    “I will not make that
    mistake again.”

    “That’s right. You
    will not. You are learning. What was I saying? Oh yes, pine tar is
    disagreeable. And is expensive because it is hard to produce. There is a lot of
    ship building in Denmark. Tar is a necessity.”

    “The demand exceeds
    the supply,” Hakon said from behind the tiller. Hakon – remembering why Ari
    went to the woods for his honey – understood what made things expensive.

    “Sure.” Ragnar
    thought for a moment and addressed Rolf. “Tar is difficult to obtain. Pine tar
    is a good trade item.”

    “Sap and wool in the
    joints are better than moss,” Rolf said.

    “Besides, pine tar
    keeps a ship flexible on turbulent seas.”

    “Keeps it flexible?”
    Hakon asked.

    “Yes,” Ragnar said.
    “Not only is the ship flexible because of the tar, but the planks below the
    waterline are not nailed to the ship’s knees and ribs. The knees and ribs are
    lashed to the hull. Therefore, the ship has added flexibility.”

    Hakon was curious.
    “Is flexibility important? I think a ship should be watertight and strong; a
    ship should be rigid like a log on a lake.” As an afterthought Hakon added,
    “And a ship should be stable, I would imagine.”

    “Without the lashing
    of ribs, a ship will have little flexibility. In rough seas the movement at the
    ends of the strakes can be as much as six inches out of true. The give-and-take
    of the sea would twist us apart if we were not flexible. A ship cannot be like
    a log! Do not think such foolishness,” Ragnar said to the boy and then
    addressed the father.

    “Have you seen tar
    traded at the market, Rolf? What does a keg bring in Ulf?”

    Rolf shook his head
    in disagreement. He had not seen pine tar in Ulf. He had not seen tar at the
    market in Voxen. Rolf looked at the ship’s oak strakes. The wood was dry but
    lines of whitish tar were visible. Rolf had dabs of it on his hands and
    clothing. He was certain that tar would be all over his belongings when they
    reached Ribe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1648383568 Richard Yarus

    Please read more in the Amazon e-book by Richard Yarus.