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Young Björn Ironside, father of Ragnar Lodbrok. Björn is famous for his raids in France. To learn more about Bjorn Ironside click here: en.wikipedia.org/...

grown-up Björn (from season 2 episode 3 onwards)

James V, King of Scotland, father of Mary, Queen of Scots.

King Edmund: King of England 939–46. The son of Edward the Elder, he succeeded his half-brother, Athelstan, as king in 939. He succeeded in regaining control of Mercia, which on his accession had fallen to the Norse inhabitants of Northumbria, and of the Five Boroughs. He then moved on to subdue the Norsemen in Cumbria and finally extended his rule as far as southern Scotland. He was killed in 946 at Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, by an outlawed robber.

reproduction of Frankish "grape" beaker found in a grave in Björkö, Sweden (Historiska museet, Sweden)

Björn Järnsida (Ironside), was a Viking raiding France in the 9th century. According to the old sagas he was the son of Ragnar Lodbroks and participated in Ragnars siege of Paris. The sagas also say that Björn got the name Ironside because he was never injured in battle. (Picture from the TV show Vikings).

Tomb of William Longespe, Earl of Salisbury Illegitimate son of Henry II and Half Brother of King John,Salisbury Cathedral

Dress-pin by National Historical Museum, Sweden, via Flickr

King Edward I "Longshanks" (long legs - tall) 1239 - 1307