Ragnar Lodbrok

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    Corne Weeda

    This man is an old legend, a king and a plague in the 9th century for France and England this man is nothing less then Ragnar Lodbrok (Lothbrok, old Norwegian Ragnarr Loðbrók: Ragnar “hairy pants” or “Shaggy-Breeches). He was the son of the Swedish king Sigurd Hring and related to the Denish king Gudfred. Ragnar has been married three times with shieldmaiden Largertha, the noblewomen Thora Borgarhjǫrtr, and Aslaug (also known as Kráka, Kraba, and Randalin) a Norse queen. he was the father of many famous sons among which Ivar Ragnarsson, Björn Järnsida, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Sigurd and Ubbe Ragnarsson. When Ragnar claimed the throne and became king he committed many raids and conquests until he was eventually captured and killed by his enemy king Ælle of Northumbria. The legends say Ælle of Northumbria threw Ragnar Lodbrok in a pit of poisonous snakes. After that, his sons took revenge by invading England with a massive pagan army and they captured Northumbria.

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