Harald: I thought you wanted to be queen of Norway?
Gunnhild: Yes, but I never said who I wanted to be king.
You are not divine. You remind me of myself, and you would continue to remind me and everyone else of what I am. I cannot let that happen. I cannot allow you to suffer. I have suffered throughout my life. How can I do that to you?Ivar
Sometimes it's sensible to make deals when you have long term goals to achieve. Perhaps women understand that more than men. Men just go and fight and kill each other and only afterwards realize they didn't need to. There were better alternatives.Torvi
Bjorn: Envy I understand, but it doesn't stop us working together, or trusting each other, does it?
Harald: Of course not. There are far greater things at stake than just a woman.
Bjorn: Ah, but she is not just a woman though, is she?
I poisoned him. I killed one of my sons to save the other. May God forgive me.Judith
Bjorn: I have no doubt that we will have safe passage.
Harald: How can you be so sure?
Bjorn: My father told me.
Harald: Your father? You mean Ragnar? Ragnar told you?
Bjorn: He spoke to me in a dream. Don't you ever dream?
Bjorn: I would like to have his heart instead of mine.
Gunnhild: Why do you say this?
Bjorn: Well I've had many women, but I am not sure if I've ever been in love.
Gunnhild: You are not in love with me?
Bjorn: I don't know. I think about you all the time.
Gunnhild: Why are you telling me this?
Bjorn: I don't know, perhaps I am in love.
Ivar: If I can order the death of my own brother, then no one else will dare stand against me.
Freydis: I think that would be a mistake.
Freydis: Ivar, you are a god, and a merciful god will always be more popular among the common people than a vengeful god, like Odin. Wouldn't you rather be loved than feared?
Ivar: I don't know.
Judith: I don't believe you have ever accepted your brother as king. I don't think you ever would. You would always be a danger to him.
Aethelred: So you poisoned me?
Bjorn: You're a free woman. You can do anything you like.
Gunnhild: [slaps Bjorn].
Bjorn: What was that for?
Gunnhild: I was just exercising my freedom.
Aethelred: Why do you want to see me?
Judith: You know why.
Aethelred: If I knew, I would not ask.
When our father took me to England and was imprisoned by King Ecbert, I played chess with Prince Alfred. And I would like to play chess with him again, only this time, on the battlefield.Ivar