The basic goal of Ragnars death was to set up the destruction of both King Ecbert and King Ælle. He tricked Ecbert into believing this crime was forgiven so that Ecbert would hand him over to Ælle for execution and let Ivar go free, but in fact told Ivar to take revenge on both Ælle and Ecbert.
How did Ragnar Lothbrok really die in history?
According to medieval sources, Ragnar Lothbrok was a 9th-century Danish Viking king and warrior known for his exploits, for his death in a snake pit at the hands of Aella of Northumbria, and for being the father of Halfdan, Ivar the Boneless, and Hubba, who led an invasion of East Anglia in 865.
Why did Ragnar die Vikings?
Sadly for Viking fans, Ragnar Lothbrok really did die in part two, season four of Vikings. He was killed by King Aelle (Ivan Blakeley Kaye) who threw him into a pile of snakes, where he died from venomous bites.
Why did Ragnar kill his baby?
The death of Baldur is ultimately the result of Ivars failure to heed his fathers advice. During their two-man raid of Wessex, Ragnar told Ivar that his deformity had made him the strongest out of all his brothers, and that it was a blessing rather than a curse.
Why does Ragnars eyes glow blue?
Ragnars eyes are blue, because he fights for justice, and filial power. His brothers, Rolo, are dark because he is a traitor, and fights only for himself.