Guthrum was a noble; he was the lord/king of. The Danes are concerned about going against three armies, but they do so regardless. Status Finan and Sihtric go to investigate. Sigtryggr and Brida have captured Winchester, where Hæsten plans to take Ælswith, Æthelstan, and Stiorra. Last Appearance ("Episode 3.4"), Steapa and Bishop Erkenwald confiscate the twins Æthelstan and Ædgyth from their mothers and maternal grandmothers arms. Guthrum informs Ubba that the Saxons marched faster than they expected, and because of that, the Danes have lost half their men. Uhtred arrives soon thereafter to find that everyone is safe. "War Lord" From Uhtred, he learns that Æthelstan is Edward’s hidden bastard son. She reports to Finan, Osferth, and Sihtric of their arrival and tells them that she has a plan. Once Guthrum is alone, Æthelwold approaches him as the rightful King of Wessex. They kill many Saxons in search of Alfred. However, she says goodbye to them after being told by Æthelflæd that she can't remain in Aegelesburg. ("Episode 4.6"), The group sleeps as Uhtred watches over them. After losing the Battle of Edington, Guthrum joined the Saxons and is baptized at the hands of Father Beocca. Others Unfortunately, they are tracked down by Eardwulf and his guards. He further proposes they confine themselves to East Anglia, Mercia, and Northumbria. Brida determines that Stiorra is at least half Dane. Character Based on a Real Historical Figure,, 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. Male Family Young Uhtred believes that it only takes sinners. Aldhelm arrives to report that Æthelred is fatally injured and he may not last a week. Uhtred changes the plan. Portrayer 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. Alfred - Godfather † ("Episode 1.4"), Outside Werham, Wessex; Word of Werham's fall has spread, and so King Alfred prepares for war. The two reunite in the garden as Ælswith watches from the window. Television Series ("Episode 1.4"), Father Selbix teaches Guthrum about God and the miracles of his making. While she doesn’t like Uhtred, it may be the only compromise. ("Episode 1.4"), Winchester, Wessex; Guthrum and Young Ragnar lead a fleet of soldiers into Winchester. Guthrum suspects that Alfred will simply starve them out as he knows they'll be without food within days. Ecgwynn sees her daughter on occasion but she hasn't seen her son since he was ripped from her arms. Guthrum doesn’t understand why they allow so many of their captives to live. Eardwulf demands they hand over Ælfwynn, but Uhtred refuses. They’ve come to take Ælfwynn to Aegelesburg. Cause of Death Hæsten informs Uhtred that Sigtryggr has landed from Irland and he wants all Danes to follow him. "Episode 1.1" Novel Series Caspar Griffiths Notice Centric isn’t convinced and proceeds to search the grounds while young Uhtred, Finan, Osferth, Sihtric, Ælfwynn, and Æthelstan hide. Died of old age. Last Appearance After Guthrum agrees to meet for a negotiation, he takes Young Odda’s horse. Stiorra opens the front gate and asks Cenric and his men if they are lost. Ælswith asks Æthelstan what he is reading. He is the son of Edward and Ecgwynn . She tells Æthelstan to come with her and points out a window, telling him that Ecgwynn, his birth mother, wants to meet him. Afterwards, the Danes celebrate in the hall, feasting, drinking, and torturing their Saxon prisoners, including King Osbert. In it is Æthelred’s ring. Nevertheless, she takes Ælfwynn under the trees. Status He informs Earl Ragnar and Ubba that he’s brought men and horses. ("Episode 4.2"), Wessex (? Family King Edmund is tied to a cross and barely breathing. Whereas Alfred was more honorable. Ragnar questions why Alfred stole the crown. Uhtred then tells Stiorra to take the children and secure them. ("Episode 1.3"), Young Ragnar and Guthrum have conquered Werham. Guthrum and the Danes infiltrate the palace. Residence Alive The following day, Guthrum helps lead the Danes in a battle against the Kingdom of Northumbria. In exchange for an agreed amount of grain, livestock, and silver, Alfred proposes that they return to Lundene. ("Episode 4.10"), Edward reveals to Uhtred that his mother is ill and that she can no longer care for Æthelstan. No plan has been made for the succession, so Æthelflæd is eager to speak with him and the Ealdormen. "The Pagan Lord" Edward reveals to Ælswith that he intends to hold Aegelesburg until Mercia is in the charge of someone he trusts. And Guthrum’s fleet is close to arrival as well. Æthelwold reveals that he was not seen as a man to follow. Residence Finan claims that it is spread by touch while Uhtred and Osferth state that it spreads by air. Deceased Guthrum learns of how they slaughtered Lord Uhtred's son and brought him his head. The group, with the exception of Eadith, who hides behind the trees, suddenly finds themselves surrounded by Hæsten and his men.
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