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Offa was a supporting character in both The Saxon Stories novel series, and The Last Kingdom television series.

In the novels, Offa was a Mercian spy and a former priest. Whilst, in the television series, Offa was a guard hired by Æthelwold.


The Saxon Stories[]

In "The Lords of the North", upon meeting with a Mercian traveller and spy, Offa, it is revealed to Uhtred that Guthred, Ivarr and Ælfric besieged Kjartan at Dunholm, but failed.

  • He is described to appear always with his trained terriers, which is a show attraction and his disguise to gain access to all courts.

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The Last Kingdom[]

Season 3[]

Winchester, Wessex; Offa is approached by Æthelwold and informed of his intent to form his own guard. He is willing to employ him and two others. They will be paid in silver.

Aegelesburg, Mercia; Æthelwold and Offa arrive in Aegelesburg to see Æthelred. Æthelwold wants their disloyalty towards Alfred. He adds that Uhtred has left Alfred’s side, making him vulnerable. Æthelwold claims that the crown of Wessex is his and unlike Alfred, he doesn’t want to control Mercia. He’d rather leave that to Æthelred. He’s proposing they form an alliance. Æthelwold even suggests harming Æthelflæd, who is away at her own estate. ("Episode 3.2")

Northumbria (?);; Æthelwold and Offa meet with Bloodhair and Hæsten. They bring word of Alfred, Uhtred, and Skade("Episode 3.2")

Saltwic, Mercia; Offa leads a group of Danes to kill Uhtred and Æthelflæd. One by one, Uhtred and Æthelflæd kill their attackers. Uhtred recognises Offa from Winchester and takes him prisoner. Uhtred knows Offa as Æthelwold’s man. Æthelflæd questions why he tried to kill Uhtred. Offa explains that Uhtred is Alfred’s sword and shield. Uhtred sends Offa back to Æthelwold to inform the Danes that he is coming as a shadow walker. And they will all die as his brother died. ("Episode 3.7")

Hunstanton, East Anglia; Offa returns to camp to report his encounter with Uhtred. He is killed by Bloodhair in a fit of rage. ("Episode 3.7")


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


  • The name Offa comes from Old English and is deprived from the name Wulf which means "wolf".