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King Sigurd "Snake Eye" Ragnarrson of Denmark b. 776, son of Ragnar Lodbrok and Lagertha "The Sheildmaiden". What set him apart was that he was born with the image of the ouroboros, a snake or dragon biting its own tail, encircling the pupil of his left eye. Ivar and his brothers avenge the death of their father killing King Ella of Northumbria making the eagle cut in Ella's back, then all his ribs severed from the backbone with a sword, so that his lungs were pulled out. 37th G GRAND UNCLE
Ragnar Lodbrok or Lothbrok (Old Norse: Ragnarr Loðbrók, "Ragnar Hairy Breeches") was a legendary Norse ruler and hero from the Viking Age described in Old Norse poetry and several sagas. In this tradition, Ragnar was the scourge of France and England and the father of many renowned sons, including Ivar the Boneless, Björn Ironside, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, and Ubbe Ragnarsson.
King Aethelwulf (839-856) House of Wessex. Queen E. II's 33rd great-grandfather. Succeeded by son Aethelbald. Assumed the throne of Wessex upon his father's death in 839. His reign is characterized by Viking invasions and repulsions common to all English rulers of the time. Aethelwulf is remembered, however dimly, as a highly religious man who cared about the establishment and preservation of the church.
Alfred the Great King of Wessex from 871 to 10/26/899. He successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest. He is the only English monarch to be accorded the epithet "the Great". Details of his life are described in a work by the 10th century Welsh scholar & bishop Asser. Alfred's reputation has been that of a learned & merciful man who encouraged education, improved his kingdom's legal system & military structure.