Vikings plot hole: Major error with the King of England exposed from season 1

Vikings viewers have just half of the final season left before the show is brought to an end. Amazon Prime Video fans were on the edges of their seats over the past few months, as the battle between Bjorn Ironside (played by Alexander Ludwig), and Ivar the Boneless (Alexander Hogh Andersen) raged on.

With some time to wait until the next batch of episodes, fans have been working hard on rewatching older episodes of the show.

During their rewatch, fans enjoyed witnessing the story unfold once again – but things are not always as accurate as possible.

And those watching at home have started pointing out some factual inconsistencies throughout the show.

The latest issue has been spotted during season one, and involved Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), and King Aelle (Ivan Kaye).


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During their first few meetings, Ragnar and King Aelle attempted to intimidate one another before going on to become sworn enemies.

But during one of Aelle’s displays of power, he showed off a pit of snakes.

During this display he explained that these snakes were primed to kill as they were dangerously venomous – however fans have come to disagree.

Speaking out on Movie Mistakes, a fan pointed out these snakes were not the type of reptile who could kill with venom.

They wrote: “The snakes in the King of England’s pit are all constrictors.

“They do not have venom and are too small to see a human as prey, yet they show a man dying from a bite by one of these snakes.”

This is of course a glaring issue for the show a later on in the series Ragnar was killed by a pit of snakes.

Could Ragnar’s death have been unrealistic if he was also attacked by venomless snakes?

Alternatively, could Aelle’s display of power simply be a ruse which saw him killing a man and placing him in the pit?

Meanwhile, fans have also been pointing out how Bjorn’s home is not exactly historically accurate either.

During the ongoing rewatches of Vikings episodes, fans noted Bjorn’s house looks like that of a modern log cabin.

Of course, it would be unlikely for Bjorn to be living in a modern-day log cabin.


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However the fan noted specifically that historical Vikings would not have been living in cabins at all.

Speaking out on Movie Mistakes they wrote: “Bjorn is living in a log cabin in the mountains.

“This logging technique was not common until 2-300 years later.”

Vikings is hoped to return to History and Amazon Prime at the end of 2020.

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