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The Abbess was a minor character in The Last Kingdom television series. She was an abbess who resided in a nunnery in Mercia.


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Season 3[]

Wincelcumb, Mercia; Æthelflæd asks how strong a woman must be to want to spend her life in a nunnery. Abbess replies that she wishes to live like this and regrets not a single moment. They suddenly get word of Danes in the kitchen. Æthelflæd, Sable and the nuns block the door with a table. Abbess tells them that her God will strike them down should they bring harm. Uhtred then reveals himself as the alleged Dane, along with Skade, Finan, Sihtric, and Osferth, who informs Æthelflæd that her men are not guards and that she should find more skilled warriors. They will need real protection when the Danes eventually do invade. ("Episode 3.4")

Hæsten and Dagfinn arrive at the nunnery, where they kill a guard and demand that Æthelflæd be brought to them. Abbess witnesses the assault and runs inside to inform the others of the Danes’ arrival. Uhtred wishes to send Abbess back out to talk to them as they are not aware of Uhtred, Skade, Finan, Sihtric, and Osferth’s presence. Sable volunteers to go out there, but Abbess takes the responsibility. ("Episode 3.4")

Abbess offers Hæsten and Dagfinn food and ale, though she insists they don’t have any silver. Hæsten demands that Abbess bring Æthelflæd to him. When she claims that Æthelflæd isn’t there, Hæsten kills another guard. With only one guard remaining, Hæsten gives her one last chance. When she fails to give up Æthelflæd, they kill the remaining guard. Abbess is outraged by their actions. She grabs an axe to defend the nunnery, but Dagfinn launches a spear into her chest. ("Episode 3.4")

Battle Participation[]

This list shows the battles the Abbess has participated in:


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