("Episode 3.4"), Steapa and Bishop Erkenwald confiscate the twins Æthelstan and Ædgyth from their mothers and maternal grandmothers arms. He never married and had no children. They come to a stop as the road is blocked with the bodies of dead men piked on large wooden sticks. Brida tells Ragnar that should he meet Uhtred in battle, there can be no doubt. Finan continues to grow more and more worried. "Episode 1.1" Status So, they are forced to fight their way out. 8 episodes (see below) Aegelesburg is like a tinder waiting to spark. And so, against Guthrum’s wishes, Ubba let’s Uhtred go. She tells Æthelstan to come with her and points out a window, telling him that Ecgwynn, his birth mother, wants to meet him. For all of Æthelstan's family, see below. Æthelwold warns them that Alfred is wise and calculated and his strength comes from God. The group then run off into the woods. ("Episode 4.8"), Thatcham, Wessex; Uhtred, Stiorra, Eadith, Finan, Sihtric, Osferth, Æthelstan, and Pyrlig hold up in Thatcham, where they set up camp for Ælswith, who will offer prayers of thanks on their behalf when she arrives in Bedwyn. Whereas Alfred was more honorable. ("Episode 4.6"), Wollerton, Mercia; Sihtric asks for his blade back from Æthelstan. Others Then he will find some redemption. Sigtryggr has shown them that there are ways to take land without fighting for them. The following morning, they continue their journey to Ceaster, Eadith fears that Ælfwynn is getting sick. 2 novels (see below) Cause of Death ("Episode 1.7"), Guthrum, Brida, and Young Ragnar look to Æthelwold for intel on Alfred. Portrayer As night falls, the group settles down to sleep. ("Episode 4.9"), Ælflæd blames Edward for not being in Winchester to protect them. Æthelhelm, realizing that Æthelstan is far too young and noble looking to be a servant, asks why he is traveling with Ælswith. However, Guthrum refuses to leave Wessex. Uhtred then arrives and reveals that Kjartan and Sven killed Earl Ragnar. They find themselves in a swamp filled with dead bodies, certainly the result of the sickness. This list shows the victims Æthelstan has killed: The Last Kingdom Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community. In "The Lords of the North", he becomes the Danish and Christian King of East Anglia. Guthrum or Guthrum the Unlucky (later known as Æthelstan of East Anglia) was a main character and former antagonist in both The Saxon Stories novel series, and The Last Kingdom television series. Caspar Griffiths "Episode 1.8" Day breaks and the group awakens. Guthrum or Guthrum the Unlucky (later known as Æthelstan of East Anglia) was a main character and former antagonist in both The Saxon Stories novel series, and The Last Kingdom television series. ("Episode 4.6"), Aegelesburg, Mercia; While the town is distracted by King Æthelred’s funeral, Pyrlig sneaks Uhtred, Finan, Stiorra, and Æthelstan inside. Guthrum learns of how they slaughtered Lord Uhtred's son and brought him his head. They should kill them all save for the woman. ("Episode 4.6"), The group sleeps as Uhtred watches over them. The purple blooms, when dissolved in water, are tasteless and effective, especially in children. With news of Ubba’s return, Guthrum kills Father Selbix. He further proposes they confine themselves to East Anglia, Mercia, and Northumbria. ("Episode 1.1"), East Anglia; Guthrum and Ubba arrive at the monastery. He is the son of Edward and Ecgwynn . However, Eardwulf then reveals that she’s in fact Uhtred’s daughter. "Episode 3.4" First Appearance King of East Anglia: c.879 - c.890 Eadith fears that Ælfwynn is getting worse. Guthrum has no desire to negotiate with Æthelwold and attacks him. It was planted there should this situation arise. Television Series Dark Brown Male Last Appearance ("Episode 4.8"), Eadith watches over Ælfwynn and Æthelstan as they play on the swings and in the yard. Uhtred approaches the kingdom on his own and calls out to Sigtryggr. After Guthrum agrees to meet for a negotiation, he takes Young Odda’s horse. Young Ragnar and Guthrum exit. Pyrlig then tells her about the offer Edward made to Uhtred to become Lord of Mercia. Uhtred carries Ælfwynn as Finan carries Æthelstan. Family Stiorra opens the front gate and asks Cenric and his men if they are lost. Winchester, Wessex; Æthelwold tells Edward that some ealdormen aren't too happy that he made a whore of a young girl and left her pupped. They’re being kept alive so the Danes can make a show of their deaths. Guthrum suspects that Alfred will simply starve them out as he knows they'll be without food within days. Reign He suspects there may even be bodies laying in the fields. That’s when she crosses paths with a sleeping Eardwulf and his men. She tells the guards to look inside the pouch that her brother wears around his neck. He has a twin sister, Ædgyth, but they were separated soon after birth. Alfred - Godfather † Uhtred orders young Uhtred and Sihtric to find Æthelflæd and tell her that Ælfwynn is safe. ("Episode 1.3"), Young Odda arrives at the Danes’ camp to inform Guthrum and the Danes that King Alfred invites him to negotiate peace. Uhtred asks that Eadith keep her alive until he returns. Died of old age. She presents Æthelstan to Edward as she hopes he is willing to reconcile with him. Ælswith tells Æthelhelm to focus on his account with God and Ælflæd to reflect on her anger towards a child, when her own is in danger. Alfred gives them a month to arrive and offers food and ale for that time. With his last breath, he reveals that Ubba is coming. Modern historians regard him as the first King of England and one of the greatest Anglo-Saxon kings. ("Episode 4.7"), Ælswith confronts Edward over the bargain he struck with Uhtred. ("Episode 1.3"), Guthrum and Ubba arrive at the negotiation with King Alfred, Odda, Beocca, and Uhtred. ("Episode 4.9"), Ælswith, Æthelstan, Æthelhelm, Ælflæd, and Ælfweard remain locked up. ("Episode 4.10"), Edward reveals to Uhtred that his mother is ill and that she can no longer care for Æthelstan. Eardwulf demands they hand over Ælfwynn, but Uhtred refuses. Brida determines that Stiorra is at least half Dane. He enters to find Father Selbix bleeding out. Æthelwold reveals that he was not seen as a man to follow. Sigtryggr agrees to make the exchange. Guthrum converted religions, he was born a pagan but signs a treaty with the West Saxons and agrees to convert to Christianity. Guthrum informs Ubba that the Saxons marched faster than they expected, and because of that, the Danes have lost half their men. The series is based on Anglo-Saxon history and the character of Athelstan is based on a real-life English ruler. Young Uhtred believes that it only takes sinners. After killing King Edmund, Guthrum and Ubba turn their attention to and Ubba orders his men to kill Uhtred, but he reveals that he has Storri. Historically ("Episode 4.5"), Stiorra orders for Ælfwynn to come inside as she spots soldiers ride up towards the gate. Uhtred arrives soon thereafter to find that everyone is safe. She adds that Eardwulf is also responsible for the delay of their return to Mercia. Edward wants Uhtred to teach Æthelstan how to be a warrior, all he knows of the Danes and Northumbria. ("Episode 1.8"), The Saxon army defeats the Danes. Edward reveals to Ælswith that he intends to hold Aegelesburg until Mercia is in the charge of someone he trusts. Appeared in Deceased Jarl Sigefrid, his brother Erik, and Hæsten, the three prominent members of his army desert with a large number of his men, and start a war against Wessex, supposedly, Guthrum died not long after the two brothers' were defeated. Sigtryggr and Brida have captured Winchester, where Hæsten plans to take Ælswith, Æthelstan, and Stiorra. Died of old age. Æthelstan admits that he’s the elder brother, and Sigtryggr decides to take both. ("Episode 1.4"), Winchester, Wessex; Guthrum and Young Ragnar lead a fleet of soldiers into Winchester. Northumbria; Guthrum arrives in Eoferwic and unites with the Danes. Appeared in Father Pyrlig takes Æthelstan to hide with the other villagers he’s brought in. He is the son of Edward and Ecgwynn. ("Episode 1.8"). However, she says goodbye to them after being told by Æthelflæd that she can't remain in Aegelesburg. Alive ("Episode 3.4"), Winchester, Wessex; Ælswith asks Hild about Ecgwynn, on what is happening to her now. Hair ("Episode 4.6"), St. Milburg’s Priory, Mercia; They soon arrive at St. Milburg’s Priory but Æthelflæd and Aldhelm are nowhere to be found. She explains that it was Edward’s wish for them to go to Bedwyn. Guthrum then announces that the truce is over and that they should prepare for battle. Aldhelm arrives to report that Æthelred is fatally injured and he may not last a week. 6 episodes (see below) Later, Uhtred leaves Winchester with Æthelstan. Ælflæd repeatedly states that she is hungry as she is not accustomed to discomfort. Guthrum refers to it as magic and words without sounds. Guthrum is particularly fascinated with Alfred’s writing, but he wonders what it all means. ("Episode 4.6"), Uhtred, young Uhtred, Stiorra, Eadith, Finan, Osferth, Sihtric, Ælfwynn, and Æthelstan continue on the road to Ceaster on foot. Food is thrown at them as they enter. Alfred - Godfather † Unbeknownst to him, Ælswith follows. Uhtred orders Stiorra to get Ælfwynn out the sun, but she’s tired of mothering her. He was succeeded by his half-brother, Edmund. Notice East Anglia (last)Denmark (originally) He informs Earl Ragnar and Ubba that he’s brought men and horses. Ragnar questions why Alfred stole the crown. Residence So, she asks for Edward’s forgiveness. However, Uhtred finds himself surrounded. WessexMercia (formerly) Eadith has proof off his crime. "The Pale Horseman" They set a trap for all three armies to box them in and proceed to slaughtered each of them. Guthrum doesn’t understand why they allow so many of their captives to live. Uhtred changes the plan. After losing the Battle of Edington, Guthrum joined the Saxons and is baptized at the hands of Father Beocca. However, they come up empty handed. Guthrum was a noble; he was the lord/king of. The two reunite in the garden as Ælswith watches from the window. In it is Æthelred’s ring. Bishop Erkenwald states that Edward’s wife has chosen to enter a nunnery, and therefore, the marriage is dismissed. Stiorra has done it for months and has no intentions on being a wife. He will need guidance and protection. The group, with the exception of Eadith, who hides behind the trees, suddenly finds themselves surrounded by Hæsten and his men. Hæsten orders his men to tie Uhtred and his men to trees so that they may die slowly. Ælfwynn goes following behind a crow, chasing it through the woods on her own. Young Ragnar tells Guthrum that to kill Uhtred, they’ll have to kill him first. Guthrum concedes and orders for Uhtred to be released. So, until Ubba returns, they have to make peace. He has a twin sister, Ædgyth , but they were separated soon after birth. And Guthrum’s fleet is close to arrival as well. He looks to Uhtred to take care of the child. Thomas W. Gabrielsson Sigtryggr comes to take Ælfweard but Ælflæd reveals that Æthelstan is the king’s first born. And so, Eardwulf’s guards turn on him. ("Episode 1.4"), Father Selbix teaches Guthrum about God and the miracles of his making. ("Episode 4.6"), They rests at a river stream, where Finan and Æthelstan sail a small ship made from tree bark. Because of him, their family now sits on the throne of Wessex and Mercia. Once Guthrum is alone, Æthelwold approaches him as the rightful King of Wessex. Ælswith tells him to pray they offer more. King Edmund concedes and agrees to their terms but only if they submit to God. Uhtred then tells Stiorra to take the children and secure them. Brown ("Episode 4.2"), Saltwic, Mercia; Æthelstan has been held up at Æthelflæd her Mercian estate with Stiorra and Ælfwynn. East Anglia (last)Denmark (originally) Eadith tells him that she and Osferth will do everything they can. The Ealdormen may complain but this time, she tells Edward not to treat them too harshly. Character Based on a Real Historical Figure, https://the-last-kingdom.fandom.com/wiki/Æthelstan?oldid=19959, This character has been based on a real historical figure of. Hild informs Ælswith that Ecgwynn has been forbidden from seeing Æthelstan and Ædgyth. Edward asks what of his children. Uhtred tells Sigtryggr to send out both of Edward’s children and he will walk into Winchester alone. For all of Æthelstan's family, see below Ubba tells King Alfred that he wants silver and Uhtred’s head in exchange for peace. Other than the sons of Lothbrok, Guthrum commands one of the larger Danish-Norse armies in England. Status ); Ælswith finds Æthelstan, the first King of all England and the English. ("Episode 4.7"), Edward asks Ælswith if it is wise to bring the child there. If the book series followed factual date of Æthelstan's birth then these are his ages throughout the books: Æthelstan is a noble; he was born as the prince of. ("Episode 1.2"), Ubba confronts Guthrum for going into battle without him. Hair First Appearance Ælswith invites Edward to join her and Æthelstan, and so he does. Therefore, he will send for 15 ships. Character Based on a Real Historical Figure, https://the-last-kingdom.fandom.com/wiki/Guthrum?oldid=19816, This character has been based on a real historical figure of, In the novel series, Guthrum was referred to as "the Unlucky" by, The book-version of Guthrum had a rib-bone of his mother hanging from his long moustache, due to his love for her. Uhtred is aware, but tells Eadith to simply reassure her. Tears of joy fill her eyes to know that Æthelstan is safe. It is for this that she’s grateful to Uhtred. Finan and Sihtric go to investigate. Once inside, they are reunited with Æthelhelm, Ælflæd, and Ælfweard, and the six of them are taken to Brida, Sigtryggr, and Eardwulf. Æthelstan or Athelstan was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the English from 927 to 939 when he died. Pyrlig fears they are beyond getting Edward to listen. Family Male ("Episode 4.10"), Æthelstan and Ælfweard are used as pawns by Sigtryggr to draw their father out. However, they did manage to kill Æthelred. Guthrum isn’t convinced and tells Ubba to kill him, but they postpone that until after they finish with the king. She questions how much younger she’ll have to be a prisoner, as she leads Ælfwynn and Æthelstan into the other room. Others However, that’s likely due to the fact that everyone is dead. Æthelhelm realizes who Æthelstan is and confronts Ælswith. It appears Wulfhere has joined them. Guthrum tells Young Odda to get off the horse and look him in the eyes to speak to him. Finan suspects that Æthelflæd isn’t coming and advises they leave. Bringing him into the palace would create a major strife. Guthrum proposes a truce. No plan has been made for the succession, so Æthelflæd is eager to speak with him and the Ealdormen. Guthrum orders his men to stop. Hair Ælfwynn claims that she’s already been taken to Winchester by Uhtred. While she doesn’t like Uhtred, it may be the only compromise. Guthrum hands Æthelwold a blade and tells him to kill Alfred. Family He heeds Eadith’s warning and leaves. Status Uhtred enters Winchester as Æthelstan and Ælfweard exit, running into Edward’s arms. ("Episode 4.5"), Mercia; As they ride through the woods, hungry villagers rip the bread that Stiorra is eating right from her hands. Alfred - Godfather. She then asks who his family is, but he’s been told not to answer that. Novel Series Family Nevertheless, she takes Ælfwynn under the trees. Young Ragnar suggests that they go looking for Alfred, but Guthrum says that only a fool would march an army into swampland. Residence Æthelstan of Wessex is a character in both The Saxon Stories novel series, and The Last Kingdom television series. Æthelflæd arrives with Uhtred and his men. ("Episode 1.8"), Edington, Wessex; Guthrum, Brida, Young Ragnar, and Skorpa lead an army of Danes to the battlefield, where the Saxons are chanting "no mercy." The Saxon hostages are all killed, except for Uhtred, who fights his way out. Afterwards, the Danes celebrate in the hall, feasting, drinking, and torturing their Saxon prisoners, including King Osbert. He was the son of King Edward the Elder and his first wife, Ecgwynn. "The Last Kingdom" Æthelstan claims that he’s a good king, like Edward. Sihtric worries that the children won’t make the trip on foot, but they proceed nevertheless. Æthelwold watches as this unfolds in the hall. Alfred and Ælswith tells him that they will be cared for. ("Episode 1.4"), Outside Werham, Wessex; Word of Werham's fall has spread, and so King Alfred prepares for war. Historically They’re coming ashore at Severn. "War Lord" "The Pagan Lord" They kill many Saxons in search of Alfred. Last Appearance The Saxon army has arrived. Last Kingdom: Will Sihtric leave The Last Kingdom season 5? ("Episode 1.3"), Young Ragnar and Guthrum have conquered Werham. They’ve come to take Ælfwynn to Aegelesburg. She demands that he show her the child. ("Episode 1.7"), Guthrum, Brida, and Young Ragnar raid Alfred’s Reading Room after hearing of his survival in the swampland. Æthelstan was born c.894 and died in 939, at roughly 45 years of age. Centric isn’t convinced and proceeds to search the grounds while young Uhtred, Finan, Osferth, Sihtric, Ælfwynn, and Æthelstan hide. Appeared in Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat.
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