Play Now Vikings Season 1 Episode 7 “A King’s Ransom”
The Vikings set up a fortified camp, assault the Northumbrian besiegers at night, and capture the king’s brother, Aethelwulf. In a meeting with the king, Ragnar demands 2,000 pounds of gold and silver as a price for the Vikings’ departure. Aelle agrees but demands that one Viking be baptised a Christian, and to Floki’s scorn, Rollo agrees. Instead of paying the ransom, Aelle has his men attack Ragnar’s camp, but they are bloodily repelled, ending with Rollo finishing off several Saxons single-handedly, in an attempt to prove he’s still faithful to his gods. After Ragnar sends Aethelwulf’s corpse to Aelle, the king finally pays the ransom but swears vengeance upon Ragnar as he watches the raiders depart. Meanwhile, back in Scandinavia, Lagertha rules in Ragnar’s stead, accepts Siggy’s offer of service, and suffers a miscarriage.
Three Viking ships sail upriver towards the very heart of power in eastern England: the Royal Villa of King Aelle.
Creators: Michael Hirst
Director: Johan Renck
Star Cast: Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgård, Jessalyn Gilsig, Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Gabriel Byrne, George Blagden, Donal Logue, Alyssa Sutherland
Producer (s): Keith Thompson, Steve Wakefield
Cinematographer: John S. Bartley
Music: Trevor Morris
Production House: World 2000 Entertainment, Take 5 Productions, Shaw Media, Corus Entertainment, MGM Television, History Channel, Screen Ireland
Original network / Official Sites: History Channel
Release Year: 14 April 2013 (USA)
Runtime: 44 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Language: French, Arabic, Greek, Ancient, English, Old English, Norse, Latin