The bit where Thorkell's men are mocking his annoyance with lack of battle as being like a jilted girl (and he totally goes along with it) is pretty damn hilarious too.
Thorkell: You know it's not my thing to take prisoners, don't you? But King Sweyn just keeps ignoring me. I figure if I kidnap the Prince, maybe he'll turn his head this way just a little bit. Don't you see the sad predicament I'm in?
Viking: ::laughing:: That's what a young girl in love says, General.
Thorkell: Exactly! That dashing King Sweyn has me wrapped around his little finger!
Viking #2: ::also laughing:: Biggest girl I ever saw.
Viking #3: ::dramatically, as the whole crew starts cracking up:: He's knocking at my door every day, dogging my heels, then one day, he just turns as cold as ice! Oh, what's a poor girl to do?
Viking #4: Suddenly, he's all I can think about. Next thing I knew, I was the one chasing him!
Viking #2: Oh, that King Sweyn's a master of romance, we're all head over heels for him!