So, after watching the most recent episode of Vikings, I’ve come to the conclusion that Ragnar’s life is going to shit. Complete unrelenting shit.
Yeah, at this point it seems only his sons will actually stand by him. And maybe his brother. Maybe. I don’t think he’ll kill Athelstan though. In history I believe Athelstan went on to become the first king of all England and repel the vikings until his death long after Ragnar’s.
Also since nobody really knows why the historical Ivar was called “The Boneless” but do know that he was as badass as any of Ragnar’s other sons, I think it’s promising that they’re taking the literal bone disease route. Some people in that pool claim he was carried around on a shield by his comrades and was a deadeye shot with a bow and arrow.