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I hear so many people lament over Lagertha and Ragnar no longer being They were passionate and volatile in their relationship and their. Winnick offered insight into Lagertha and Heahmund's relationship and her I think probably, since Ragnar, she's never been attracted to. Vikings Creator: Why Lagertha's New Relationship Spells Trouble Since Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) split, the.
Without trust there can be no true future in love. In a sense, it is a one sided love story that can not have a happy ending because for one thing, after everything that has happened between the two of them, it would go completely against what we have seen about both of them. It is a harsh and difficult story of real life love and how that love is not always enough to conquer all.
It is though, a story of hope, understanding and acceptance that while we may not have our chance at such true love in this life, we do not give up hope that we will have it in the next life, the after life. She will no longer accept a version of love that must put her on an unequal level. Hopefully, one day she will find a truer love that is shared equally by both people.
And, if she does not find such a love, she will be at peace with herself for having experienced love and knowing that she does not have to settle or accept. She is coming to understand that love should be equal and unconditional between two people. I want to share the story of my Grand parents who had, in some ways, just such a similar love story. That does not make any difference in their story. My Grandparents were two young people from slightly different backgrounds, living in northern Minnesota in the early s.
Susie was the oldest daughter of a somewhat well off merchant family in the area. She was their oldest daughter and had a somewhat independent and adventurous streak to her.
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She took a job teaching school at a small one room school in an isolated farm area where she met my Grandfather, Ed. Ed was the son of farmers and he was one of the oldest students in her class.
Ed was not content to be a farmer, and he was not all that interested in being in school… until Susie arrived as his teacher. Ed was a rebellious, rowdy teen who caused her a few problems in the class room. It was not long though before Ed and Susie felt their attraction for each other. For all intensive purposes, it was a quick, whirlwind courtship and they did love each other. Susie was headstrong and stubborn.
She loved him and would not be talked out of marrying him. From what I can gather, they did have a few good years in the beginning. They were young, head over heels in love with each other and they were trying to make a life together under difficult circumstances. As I said, Ed was not content to be a farmer, though he did try at first. Nor was Susie all that much of a farmer either in the beginning.
Her family were storekeepers and she may have been raised in a farming community but her parents always had better visions for their children. They were both adventurous, curious and a bit free spirited during those early years. Susie was not one to let children stand in her way though.
When they were small, she took them with her as she followed Ed to the logging camps of Northern Minnesota. For a time, that worked out alright for them. They were still together and though Ed was filled with wanderlust and discontent, they seemed to manage.
Susie was willing to put up with quite a lot in her love of Ed.
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She parted with her older children as they got old enough for school, leaving them often with their Grandparents during the school years. This enabled her to keep traveling around with Ed and his adventuring spirit. Eventually, there came too many young ones to leave them with relatives and Susie needed to stay in one place with them.
Ed was never content in one place or one job for very long and the family was often on the move, following him to new places and new job possibilities. Their life was not easy by any means, nor was it filled with such happiness. Along with being a wanderer, Ed was a drinker, and not always a happy drinker either. He could be extremely abusive to Susie and to the children.
Ed also had a wandering eye for women.Lagertha And Björn Leaves Ragnar - THE VIKINGS SEASON 2
Susie overlooked much of this over the years because she loved him. He would leave her and the children often, but always come back assuming that Susie would always be there for him. One of his departures and affairs hit far too close to home though for Susie. This of all the things she had put up with for the sake of love of him, was too much for her to take.
She was humiliated and looked at this as an ultimate betrayal by him. This was the breaking point for Susie in their tumultuous and volatile relationship. Was that the final ending of their relationship? Well, no not quite… Ed did take her at her word at that point and left to start some life with this other woman. Much of the story after that had to be pieced together from what others have remembered of the times and the events because Susie never really spoke of it or him again.
He remained in the nearby town for a time with this other woman and had four children with her. The two oldest died as infants and the two younger ones were never aware as they grew up that Ed was even their Father because he left and this young woman quickly married someone else.
Now, one part of this whole story is interesting in the fact that as far we can tell, there was never any actual divorce documented or recorded between Ed and Susie. We have never been able to locate one in any searches of court records of the time. Susie was a devout Catholic and the idea of divorce would have went against her inner thinking, no matter what she knew for the best.
Also, there is a conversation remembered by some others of what Susie told Ed the last time that he tried to come back to her and needed her help. Susie told Ed that he needed to just leave town, leave her alone because everyone thought he was dead anyway.
After leaving the woman in the nearby town, Ed had wandered around, gotten into various bits of trouble here and there, and always seemed to come back to Susie for help. She would not let him stay with her but did often try to help him out until that last event when she told him he had to leave town for good.
Ed was not one to offer any sort of financial support, so having four young children to take care of, Susie had turned to the church and welfare for assistance. At that time, the only way to get the help she needed was to be a widow, so that is what she made herself. In doing that, it was crucial to Susie that he not destroy her only means of assistance.
Ed did go along with her on this. He left town in the middle of the night assisted by some members of their family and that was supposedly the last that Susie or her children ever had any knowledge of him.
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Ed took Susie at her word, he became dead for all surface purposes. He left town, eventually changed his name a few times, moved across country, leaving more than a few added families on his journey and as far as we know, Susie and his family never heard from him again until many years later when Susie was in the hospital dying.
All of those years later, as Susie waited for death in her hospital bed, she kept holding on for some reason. Her family thought she was delirious when she kept saying that she was waiting for Ed, that he still needed her.
Lagertha, Athelstan and the children waiting for Ragnar. The Earl, now hellbent on destroying Ragnar, tried many times to kill him and all those who approve of him.
He and his men raid their farm and quickly destroy everything, the lives of people who tried to fight back or run. Lagertha, however, managed to escape and hide with her children and Athelstan. An injured Ragnar later joined them and together, the group found refuge at Floki 's home. Ragnar soon decided to challenge Haraldson in a duel to the death, worrying Lagertha. The night before, in the midst of love-making, Lagertha asked her husband not to fight as he is still badly injured.
Ragnar, however, emerged victorious in the battle against Haraldson and became the new Earl. In the midst of a party following a lavish burial for the former Earl, Lagertha announced that she is pregnant. A pleased Ragnar insisted that the unborn child is a boy, just as the gods have predetermined, as the Seer once foretold.
Months into her pregnancy, Lagertha is once again left alone at Kattegat as Ragnar sailed for England. At this point, Lagertha has become responsible for overseeing varying disputes among the townspeople to maintain order. Lagertha's leadership was tested when a man brought his wife with an infant.
The man claimed that a young man stayed at their house for three days, and nine months later, his wife gave birth to a child when the couple had went years without conceiving. Upon learning that the visitor's name was Rig, Lagertha demonstrated her knowledge and told them that Rig is another name for their Norse god Heimdallr.
She then told the man that he should consider himself blessed that the god chose them, and warns him that if any harm comes to the child or his wife, he will have to answer to her. Later, the former Earl's widow, Siggyrequested to become Lagertha's servant. Initially hesitant, Lagertha agreed. Unfortunately, Lagertha had a miscarriage and upon Ragnar's return, Ragnar is devastated. Promised many sons by the gods, Ragnar began to doubt that it is Lagertha who will provide them for him as they fail to conceive another child, no matter their efforts.
Frustrated with their inability to produce the sons Ragnar was promised, both Lagertha and Ragnar ask the gods for help during the traditional pilgrimage to Uppsalawhere they honor the gods with sacrifices. During this time, Ragnar met King Horik and pledged his service to him, in return for more manpower for his future travels to England.
Following the sacrifice, King Horik immediately sent Ragnar and a few other men to Gotaland for negotiations, leaving Lagertha alone and worried that her husband will seek out another woman to have sons with. The negotiations eventually fall though, though Ragnar's men spy on a beautiful young woman bathing. The woman, named Aslaugdemands an apology from Ragnar, and, by using her wits to solve his riddle, soon intrigues Ragnar. The pair eventually have sex, infuriating his son with Lagertha, Bjorn, who is upset that his father is cheating on his mother.
Regardless, Aslaug soon becomes pregnant with what Ragnar is predicting will be his next son Ubbeand Ragnar continues his torrid affair with her. While Ragnar and Aslaug celebrate the good news, Lagertha and the remaining Vikings have been fighting a losing battle with a plague. Lagertha is left to grieve one of the the many victims, her and Ragnar's own daughter, Gyda.
Season 2 In KattegatBjorn reveals Ragnar's infidelity to his mother. Though initially the couple seem to overcome the adultery, this changes when the heavily pregnant Aslaug comes to Kattegat. Ragnar asked if he may marry both of them, for the sake of their children.
Lagertha is disgusted and too insulted to tolerate such disrespect, chooses to leave him, joined by Bjorn. In the time that passes, Ragnar becomes the father to several sons by Aslaug, fulfilling the prophecy. Lagertha has since remarried, settling in HedebyScandinavia, with the wealthy earl Sigvard. Unfortunately, she seems less than pleased with him, though he claims to have wanted her for a long time. Lagertha is trying and failing to elude Sigvard. He says as his wife she should be by his side when he entertains guests; Lagertha says she will not be insulted as he does not love her or her son.
Sigvard slaps her and tells her that he does love them both, then apologizes for hitting her. He later tells his mother that, while Ragnar and his men have been away, their former home of Kattegat has been taken over by Jarl Borg. Lagertha tells her son that she will convince her husband help. Later that night, Sigvard stumbles into the bedroom, apparently after having a few drinks.
Lagertha appraches the subject of Ragnar, but Sigvard won't hear of it and attempts instead to make love to her. She refuses his advance which causes Sigvard to become rough and attempt to rape her. Outside the door, Bjorn can hear the commotion and draws his knife; Lagertha manages to throw Sigvard off and tells him to never to treat her like that again.
She opens the door to find Bjorn and thanks him, but says he will not harm her. A few days later, Lagertha, Bjorn and a small army join Ragnar. It has been four years since Ragnar has seen Lagertha and his son, now a young adult, which gives Ragnar great happiness to see how much his son has grown.
Inside, Lagertha greets her former brother-in-law and Siggy, then heads over to Aslaug and her sons. Though the air is stiff, Aslaug thanks Lagertha for her help and Lagertha dotes on the children. When she returns to Hedeby, she finds her husband as violent as ever. The final straw for Lagertha, however, comes after Sigvard has her brutally beaten, after which he begins to disrobe her in front of their dinner guests.
Lagertha grabs a knife and stabs him in the eye; while Sigvard screams in pain, Einar steps up and silences him by lopping off his head. After a few tense moments, the hall erupts in applause and Lagertha is made the new earl. Season 3 Now free from her husband, Lagertha, the new earl, asks a Seer if she will have any more children, to which he replies no, but relays what the gods have shown him.
Lagertha is unhappy with the prophecy and how cryptic it is; she asks instead when she will die. The Seer does not know that either, only that her death has already been decided by the gods. Before leaving once more for WessexLagertha speaks to her trusted second-in-command Kalf about another marriage proposal she has received. Kalf says the man has much to offer her; she asks why he does not ask for her hand.
Kalf explains that he has nothing to offer her; the marriage would not benefit either of them. Lagertha takes several men and women to Wessex, with intention of creating a thriving settlement, though not all her subjects agree with this plan. Once there, King Ecbert shows a keen interest in her and tries to get in her favor.
She notices his stares, but does not rebuff his attentions. The King picks up a handful of soil and offers it to Lagertha. They agree that fertile land is a better gift than jewels. King Ecbert invites Lagertha and Athelstan to his villa, where he bestows another gift, this time, a beautiful necklace. Lagertha is falttered and allows the King to put the necklace around her neck.
They stay for a few days before returning to the settlement. A few days later, King Ecbert, who simply can not seem to stay away, visits Lagertha again, who now greets him in English. The King is impressed and, once again, has a gift for her: He says she and Athelstan are always welcome in his castle, whenever they may choose.
The offer of hospitality is taken upon and Lagertha is back with the King in his castle. He shows her the Roman baths and invites her as well as Athelstan and Judith for a dip. Soon, Lagertha and the King are wrapped around each other, though Judith abruptly leaves the bath as Athelstan follows. Lagertha and King Ecbert take little notice, however, and continue having sex. Later, Lagertha flings briefly with Princess Kwenthrith. Unbeknownst to Lagertha; however, the King has no intention of keeping his promise and sends his men to kill the settlers and burn the land.
Lagertha has other problems and upon returning home finds that Kalf has taken over her earldom. She asks Ragnar to help her recover it, and, although he joins her in speaking with Kalf on the matter, he only goes to ask for his help is attacking Frankia.
Ragnar then leaves Kalf to deal with his ex-wife on her own. Though Lagertha develops an intense hatred for Kalf, their past follows them and Kalf silently watches over Lagertha during the siege of Paris. Lagertha will have nothing to do with the man, and refuses to listen to him when he warns her that something doesn't feel right. Unable to convince her with words, Kalf takes it upon himself to knock her out and take her away, only seconds before a wave of arrows fly towards them.
Lagertha awakens later to find her son Bjorn has been wounded during battle. Like any mother would do, she rushes over to him and scolds Ragnar for not watching over him. Ragnar disagrees, of course, as Bjorn is a man after all.
With the Vikings still recovering, Ragnar orders another attack. Led by Lagertha, Rollo and Kalf, they manage to pass the bridge, but they are once again pushed back. Siegfried is captured and executed.
As Lagertha recovers from the disastrous siege attempt, Kalf makes his intentions clear: Lagertha says that should she accept his offer, then he should know that one day she will kill him for usurping her earldom. Kalf accepts and the two make love.
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Ragnar secretly meets the Franks although offered gold and silver, Ragnar doesn't accept, he asks to be baptized, and be buried in the city. The vikings place Ragnar into a wooden coffin and escort it to the gates of Paris, where they meet the Bishop. The coffin is brought inside the Cathedral to be blessed, but Ragnar suddenly jumps out of the coffin alive. He takes Princess Gisla as a hostage and forces the guards to open the gates, Bjorn is standing in front of the city with the vikings behind him enter the city.
The vikings leave Rollo to stay at Frankia with a small party while the rest of the vikings sail back to Kattegat Season 4 Lagertha returns to Hedeby after invading Paris with Kalf, Torvi and Erlendur. Earl Kalf announces that he and Lagertha will share the Earldom, to the dislike of Einar. Kalf invites Einar and his men to vote to exile Lagertha, then turns on them, killing the dissidents and allowing Lagertha to kill Einar.
Lagertha sleeps with Kalf and he tells her he loves her. Lagertha reveals to Kalf she is pregnant, and Kalf asks her to marry him. Just before their wedding, Lagertha stabs and kills Kalf, and reclaims her status as Earl. Ragnar announces his plan to raid Paris Lagertha and Harald joins him they set sail. A storm throws the Viking's ships off course. Lagertha, Ragnar and Harald arrive in France, where they set up camp. Once the remaining ships arrive, the Vikings sail up river towards Paris.
As the ships approach Paris, they see Rollo waiting with his new French allies. Ragnar suggests attacking from both the river and by land. Lagertha and her warriors attack from the marshes but warriors become stuck in the marsh. Rollo fires upon them and the ships.
As the ships approach the forts, Rollo orders the Franks to raise a metal chain between them, which capsizes some ships. Lagertha retreats, and the Franks begin to set the Viking ships on fire. The Vikings retreat, and Ragnar's leadership is questioned by Harald but Lagertha continues to support Ragnar.
Ragnar tells Bjorn to land near a cliff, and reveals a new plan: As the Vikings carry their ships overland, Harald and Halfdan kill a Frankish family. Lagertha has a miscarriage and is comforted by Ragnar. Rollo leads his remaining ships into battle.
Halfdan, Floki, and Lagertha are wounded in the battle. Ragnar and Rollo begin to fight. The Franks gains the upper hand, and Ragnar tells Bjorn to take Lagertha and retreat. Thorhall delivers the news to Aslaug and Bjorn that the Norse settlement in England had been slaughtered, and also that Ragnar has a son named Magnus in Wessex.
Ragnar returns and asks Lagertha to accompany him to England but she refuses Ragnar then apologizes to Lagertha for everything he did. Lagertha and Aslaug perform a sacrifice to the gods for their sons. Lagertha tells Aslaug she can never forgive her for taking Ragnar, and that she will never be Queen of Kattegat.
Lagertha imprisons Ubbe and Sigurd, and attacks Kattegat, intending to replace Aslaug on the throne.