The Danes have always viewed him as an outcast because he is mixed race—one Norse parent and one Oriental—so has had to work hard to be accepted, despite being taken in as a child by Jarl Thorvald. But he’s worked his way up to be in charge of the Huskarl soldier company, thanks to his great intelligence and loyalty to his adopted father.
He sees there is more to Aelfwyn than just a womb to produce endless children, and is willing to go against all prejudice to woo her. But the accusation of murder threatens to undo all his hard work and push him back to being a mere outcast again…
I see Ragnar as Stefano Masciolini, Italian actor and model.