Vikings season 6: Will Ivar the Boneless kill King Alfred?

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King Alfred was last seen in season five of Vikings, where he defeated the invading Viking Army led by King Harald (played by Peter Franzén). King Alfred is back, stronger than ever but Will Ivar the Boneless kill King Alfred? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

Will Ivar the Boneless kill King Alfred?

King Alfred is the illegitimate son of Judith (Jennie Jacques) and Athelstan (George Blagden). The young King was protected by the late King Ecbert (Linus Roache) before his death.

During the first year of his reign, his crown came under threat from his noblemen and the Vikings, yet he managed to secure alliances with several of Ragnar Lothrbok’s (Travis Fimmel) sons, including Ubbe (Jordan Patrick-Smith) and Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig), two of Ragnar’s sons and Ragnar’s wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick).

Alfred agreed to give the Vikings refuge in Wessex and agreed to give them lands in East Anglia, in exchange for protection against invading Vikings and King Harald, who were planning to attack Wessex.

In Vikings season five, Alfred successfully defeated the Vikings and King Harald at the Battle of Marton and remained the ruler of Wessex.

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However, one of Ragnar’s sons, Ivar the Boneless (Alex Hogh Andersen) remained an enemy of King Alfred.

In April 2019, Walsh-Peelo shared a video of him re-recording some of his dialogue for the upcoming season with his 90,000 followers.

The clip revealed King Alfred and Ivar will go head to head at some point in the final 10 episodes.

The actor is heard shouting: “Come on and fight you coward, Ivar.”

Captioning the video, Ferdia’s post reads: “‘Love screaming my head off in ADR for @historyvikings #class I have no voice anymore.

“But I’m still coming for you @alexhoeghandersen bro.”

Walsh-Peelo also posted a photo on Instagram of himself as Alfred in early 2020, covered in blood after a battle scene.

He captioned the photo: “Vikings 6B hitting your screens later this year. Be prepared for the wrath of Alfred 2.0.

“Photo brought to you by the legend @alexhoeghandersen. Face work by the divine @puffjockey.”

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Fans immediately took to the comment section to share their thoughts and theories on King Alfred’s return.

One fan commented: “Ok so with Rus creeping in on England and Paris wouldn’t it be wise for Bjorn to call upon his uncle and friendish Alfred, who should not only want to help Bjorn for too many reasons to list but also keep the Rus Vikings from taking Norway and other Viking lands which are good staging areas.

“It would also be a great way to spread the Christian influence which is what happens to overtake Norse gods for real and make long term allies.

“Well, that’s how I’d write it to merge all stories to a brutal battle end and have Bjorn telling the story as an old man because Ironside died an old man.”

A second fan added: “Hail King Alfred! Go kill Ivar the boneless.”

A third fan wrote: “No way! Ivar vs Alfred! I’m ultra-thrilled Can’t wait for it.”

During his lifetime, King Alfred was known to have led many successful attacks against the Vikings, including drive out the Great Heathen Army led by Ivar the Boneless in 868 and defeating Vikings at the Battle of Edington in 878.

The Viking defeat at the Battle of Edington led to the establishment of the Danelaw, the name given to the part of England where the laws of the Danes were in place.

The real King Alfred, also known as Alfred the Great, died on 26 October 899.

It is unknown how he died but it is believed to be from ill health.

His biographer, Asser, detailed Alfred’s symptoms which have led modern doctors to believe he suffered from Crohn’s disease or haemorrhoidal disease.

Alfred was originally buried in the Old Minster in Winchester but was then moved to the new Minister then to Hyde Abbey.

Throughout his time on Vikings, Alfred has been suffering from an unknown illness, so it is possible show creator Michael Hirst has stuck to the history books and will have Alred die of ill health, rather than at the hands of Ivar the Boneless or in battle.

Fans will have to wait until Vikings season six, part two arrives later this year on Amazon Prime Video and the History Channel.

Vikings is streaming on Amazon Prime and the History channel now

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