I'm liking this Sigurd plotline. The stuff with Hild&The Baltic Sea War wasn't as much to my liking, but this has promise. I wouldn't be suprised if Sigurd&Co end up sailing with Thorfinn's gang at the end, looking to start over in Vinland.
nah, Sigurd will probably stay, he needs to protect Iceland. After all i think what Sigurd will do to ensure his father lets him leave is set up an allegiance treaty with Canute.
Right now Iceland in the current timeline, Iceland should be a Commonwealth that has pledge loyalty to the King of Norway. But Norway right now is on the verge of civil war. And in just 10 years from the current timeline Canute will become King of Norway and Sweden.
外围体育投注So i think if Sigurd wants to become a good leader he needs to set up an agreement with Canute where Iceland will pledge loyalty to him. This will prevent Iceland to suffer from the upcoming war. Making him look like a very shrewd leader, gaining the respect from his father. Also if Iceland becomes part of Canute's territory it will force Thorfinn to become even more focused on his goal to reach Vinland.
外围体育投注Also we need to witness Canute's greatest mistake. Not finishing the Haraldsonn's. He conquered Norway and subjugated Sweden but failed to get rid of Harald Hadrada. The man that brought the end of the Vikings.
I personally think that Hilde's plotline kinda became a little stagnant in the Baltic Sea War. Her 9 introduction episodes were great but as she didn't have much to do in the next arc apart from repeating the same sentence over and over. But I'm willing to bet her revenge arc will come full circle eventually like happened with Thorfinn and Askeladd's.
So this may be a dumb question cuz I feel like I missed something. Why/how is hatt sigurd’s 2nd wife? Did they get married after he got back after failing to get Gudrid? Were they married before divorced and Gudrid was the 3rd? Or is it something else? It’s hard to remember stuff like this with so long between chapters.
I'm gonna guess that 1st wife has special familial privileges/inherits more (including giving birth to the heir), so they simply designated Gudrid as Sigurd's "1st-bride-to-be" and then Hatt as the 2nd wife — so it's not by order in time, but by designated privilege
Historically, arranged marriages were a very common way of building alliances and consolidating wealth and power in dynastic and tribal societies. Often, these marriages are purely economic or political. If the husband loves or is already married to someone else, that woman could become a concubine or a second wife, with the understanding that only the children of the first wife would inherit wealth and titles. The King doesn't have ten wives because he's a Lothario with a harem - he has ten wives because most of those marriages are political and are unite the tribes within his kingdom.
外围体育投注It's shown again and again that Haalfdan is very wealthy and an exceptionally savvy businessman, so the chance to marry his son is one of the most valuable thing he can offer in a negotiation.
It's obvious that Hattrgerd and Sigurd truly love each other, but Hattrgerd's family can't offer enough of value for the hand of his son, so Haalfdan won't let Hattrgerd become Sigurd's first wife.
In chapter 103, it's shown that Haalfdan requested the marriage between Sigurd and Gudrid. Gudrid was part of Lief's community in Greenland and is now a part of Lief's family (she was briefly married to Leif's younger brother, who died). Haalfdan is wealthy and powerful, and Lief/Gudrid's family is poor, so the chance to marry one of their own to Haalfdan's son was absolutely an offer they couldn't refuse. Lief's family doesn't understand Haalfdan's motives, but they're not going to turn down the opportunity. The implication, is that Haalfdan sees opportunity for tremendous profit in Vinland, and is marrying into Leif's family so he can get to the secret of traveling there.
外围体育投注Sailing to Vinland