YOU DON"T KNOW THAT!!!!The writer plays around a lot with time. For instance, in the show it has Ragnar participating in the Lindisfarne raid (790's) and the seige of Paris (840's), which would have been almost impossible anyway, much less with him not being like 60 or 70 during Paris. Also, Rollo was made duke of Normandy after the time frame the show depicts. Alfred was much younger when his father died and had 3 older brothers that were kings of Wessex before him. and of course he wasn't the bastard son of some random monk.Shitty way for a warrior to die. Like when movies have bad ass warriors get taken out by a cunt with a bow and arrow. Hate it.
oh okay, I just figured it was the same ethelred but believe it or not I don't have all the kings of England memorized. I assumed Alfred was the same one. but yeah that's the problem with kings there are like 40 who have the same name
yeah he got stung by a been and then face was swole up and died, assume that's what it was. Sort of an ironic way for a warrior to die
Has it ever been noted in what time frame Vikings is supposed to be taking place?
The great heathen army invaded England around 865, so i think we can assume the show is in that time period now.