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"Do not worry about us lady, we'll get ourselves and the livestock to the hills. Get yourself clear of this place. Anything of value I will bury!"
—Oswald to Mildrith during the storm[src]

Oswald was a minor character in both The Saxon Stories novel series, and The Last Kingdom television series. He was a steward at Lyscombe.


The Saxon Stories[]

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The Last Kingdom[]

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Lyscombe, Wessex; Oswald welcomes Uhtred and Mildrith to Lyscombe. ("Episode 1.4")

Outside Wareham, Wessex; Months later, with the incoming group of Danes heading towards Wareham, Uhtred tells Oswald to get everyone out of Lyscombe, until the group passes through. ("Episode 1.4")

Lyscombe, Wessex; Uhtred returns to his home, and finds Oswald having having sex with a whore. She says that it was Oswald's idea, and that she was promised coin in return. Uhtred furiously tells Oswald that he will kill him if he treats him as a fool again. ("Episode 1.5")

Later, Uhtred confronts Oswald after he sees him dragging a felled tree to the lumber yard. Suspicious of Oswald pocketing a profit from timber that rightfully belongs to him, Uhtred questions him. Oswald flees, but he's not quick enough and is run down and trampled by Uhtred and his horse. ("Episode 1.5")


The Saxon Stories[]

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The Last Kingdom[]

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  • The name Oswald comes from Old English. The name is made up of the words os, which means "god", and wald, which means "power, brightness".