Vikings season 2 / Mercia

  • Vikings season 2 (2014) plot

Ragnar and Horik’s men set sail for England, but a violent storm throws them off course, arrived in Wessex. Ragnar meets King Ecbert, who questions his reasons for staying in Wessex and offers to grant him some land. Later, one of Horik’s ships arrives with news of Jarl Borg’s sacking of Kattegat, Ragnar and his men set sail for home. Ragnar defeats Jarl Borg, reenters Kattegat. King Horik returns to Kattegat, defeated by King Ecbert.

In England, King Ecbert proposes an alliance with King Ælla against the expected return of the Vikings. In Wessex, Ecbert receives Princess Kwenthrith of Mercia, who is in civil war with her family after murdering her brother Kenelm (Saint Kenelm or Cynehelm). After landing in Wessex, Ragnar decides on his own to inform Ecbert of their arrival, annoying Horik . Horik advances towards what he thinks is the Wessex army, but Ecbert catches the Vikings and defeats them. Ælla wants to destroy the remaining Vikings but instead Ecbert decides to offer them land and to employ them as mercenaries to fight against Mercia.

Ragnar returns to Kattegat. Horik attacks Kattegat, Ragnar kills Horik. Ragnar is now the King of Denmark. Continue reading “Vikings season 2 / Mercia”