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"We must rise up. Every day we hear stories of what has happened in Wessex. The brothers have, this very moment, taken their army north, they will be gone for months perhaps. There is no better time than now. We must take Alfred's lead and kill every bastard Dane and Northman in Eoferwic. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. I am not saying grace! It is a battle-cry!"
—Hrothweard trying to rally the other priests.[src]

Hrothweard is a supporting character in The Saxon Stories novel series, and a minor character in The Last Kingdom television series. He is a Northumbrian priest and the leader of a successful rebellion against the Danes in Eoforwic.

Biography[]

The Saxon Stories[]

(To Be Added)

The Last Kingdom[]

Season 2[]

Eoferwic, Northumbria; Father Hrothweard is belittled and beaten by Sigefrid, just before he and Erik prepare to lead their men into war. They leave the city under Hæsten’s control. ("Episode 2.1")

Father Hrothweard retreats to the hall, where he tells his fellow priest that they must rise up. Now that the brothers have taken their army north, they must take Alfred’s lead and kill every bastard Dane and Northman in Eoferwic. He leads the men of Eoferwic into battle with Hæsten and his men. ("Episode 2.1")

The remaining Danes have been beaten, killed and strung up. They’ve taken Hæsten prisoner and torture him. When Uhtred arrives and sees whats happening, he intervenes and frees Hæsten. Father Hrothweard is familiar with Uhtred’s reputation after the battle of Ethandun. It’s because of Uhtred’s actions against the Danes that Father Hrothweard welcomes him to Eoferwic. ("Episode 2.1")

Killed Victims[]

This list shows the victims Hrothweard has killed:

  • Few unnamed Dane soldiers

This list shows the victims Hrothweard has killed:

  • Few unnamed Dane soldiers

Battle Participation[]

This list shows the battles Hrothweard has participated in:

This list shows the battles Hrothweard has participated in:

Appearances[]

The Saxon Stories[]

Books 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
The Saxon Stories                        

The Last Kingdom[]

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Season 1                
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5

Trivia[]

  • Hrothweard is seemingly based on the real life historical figure of Hrotheweard who was the Archbishop of York from c.904/928 to 931. The fictional character of Hrothweard lives only a few years after the real life figure.
  • In an interview with Christian Hillborg, he revealed that a scene was shot where Hrothweard had his throat slit by Erik and Sigefrid, but ultimately was cut from the final episode.[1]
  • The name Hrothweard comes from Old English. The name is made up of the words hrōþ, which means "fame", and weard, which means "guard, guardian".

References[]

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