Ragnar and AthelstanRagnar raids a monastery and brings back countless treasure and slaves. Upset with Ragnar’s disobedience Earl Haraldson claims the treasure for himself. After Ragnar convinces the Earl to sanction another trip west, his band of men and women encounter a Northumbrian sheriff and the encounter escalates!

On today’s episode of The Vikings Podcast we will review and recap episode 3: “Dispossessed”. Then we’ll look at the history presented in the show and see how it compares to actual history.


Ragnar and his crew return from their trip with treasure, and Earl Haraldson has no choice but to sanction another raid. The west is open for the taking, and the Vikings’ world will never be the same.

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In this episode’s history lesson we discuss:

  • Shieldmaidens
  • Kingdoms of England
  • King Ælla of Northumbria

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