TV Episode | TV-14 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Guided by Bishop Heahmund's visions, the Saxons devise a battle plan. Ivar the Boneless strategizes on his own as the Vikings undergo increasing pressure. Bjorn Ironside finds himself in a new territory and must convince the local commander he is a trader and not a raider.
The "fields of corn" metaphor is not necessarily related to the crop known as maize. Corn means the main grain grown in an area in Britain. We call maize "sweet corn" in the UK to distinguish it from wheat, barley (e.g. "John barley-corn") or oats. It is not therefore an anachronism in itself.
When Bishop Heahmund is praying and says "cut them down like ears of corn at the harvest." Corn was brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus after he came back from North America. So corn hadn't been introduced to Europeans yet.
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