Orson Welles's narration was uncredited.
Narrator: [first words of film]: The Vikings, in the Europe of the eighth and ninth centuries, were dedicated to a pagan god of war - Odin.
Ragnar: [looking at map]: Wales? That slag heap!
Aella: [to Queen Enid, on assuming the throne after her husband's murder}: Though your union with Edwin was fruitless, feel confident that you retain the respect of us all.
Narrator: It was no accident that the English Book of Common Prayer contained this sentence: "Protect us, O Lord, from the wrath of the Northmen."