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"But what is very clear to me now is that I must follow my calling... to serve God and only God. So, I must go."
—Young Uhtred to Father Pyrlig[src]

Bishop Oswald (originally called Uhtred Uhtredson, briefly known as Judas, sometimes referred to as Uhtred of Bebbanburg) is a supporting character in both The Saxon Stories novel series, and The Last Kingdom television series.

Oswald was Uhtred and Gisela's oldest son. He was originally named Uhtred but his father disowned him after he became a Christian and a priest. His name was given to his younger brother, who had been named Osbert. His father originally called him Judas but Oswald selected the name he wanted.

Biography[]

The Saxon Stories[]

(To Be Added)

The Last Kingdom[]

Season 2[]

Coccham, Uhtred’s Estate, Wessex; Uhtred greets his wife Gisela and his children, Young Uhtred and Stiorra. Young Uhtred runs into his fathers arms whilst baby Stiorra is in her mothers arms. ("Episode 2.5")

Season 3[]

Winchester, WessexUhtred returns home to find Thyra and Gisela  preparing food for baby Stiorra and Young Uhtred. Gisela is certain that she’s pregnant with a boy as he will not keep still. She remarks that thankfully he will be the last. Uhtred then informs her that he will be marching, but he has sent word to Hild in Coccham, who will join her in Wessex. ("Episode 3.1")

Later, Gisela goes into labour. Hild and Thyra see her through the birthing process of Osbert (later known as Uhtred Uhtredson). ("Episode 3.1")

After Uhtred accidentally kills Brother Godwin, he retreats to his Winchester home. Hild arrives and she sees the kids with Uhtred; baby Stiorra is hugging her father, baby Osbert is in the arms of the nursemaid, and Young Uhtred runs over to Hild who tells him to go to sleep as its late.  ("Episode 3.2")

After Uhtred runs away to Northumbria and Alfred officially exiles him, it is said that Hild is in Coccham taking care of the children. Alfred tells Father Beocca to have the children brought into Winchester for religious instructions. Uhtred doesn't find out about it till much later.

Season 4[]

St. Wilfrid’s Church, Wessex; Uhtred, Finan, Osferth, and Sihtric kidnap young Uhtred and take him into the woods. Young Uhtred wants no part of whatever his father has planned, claiming the church is his family. Whether young Uhtred likes it or not, Uhtred insists that they’ll be leaving together, headed to Coccham, where they will collect the ship that will take them north to reclaim both of their birthrights. However, young Uhtred doesn’t even know of Bebbanburg. ("Episode 4.1")

Cookham, Wessex; Young Uhtred wonders what use his father has for him. Uhtred sees the man that he will be, not the boy that he is. Uhtred knows what it is like to be ripped from life to live another, but it will make young Uhtred stronger. Uhtred points to his sword, which once belonged to his father. One day, it will be young Uhtred, so it is fated. However, young Uhtred retorts that it feels more like penance. They then sail to Bebbanburg. ("Episode 4.1")

The Sea; Young Uhtred, Uhtred, Beocca, Finan, Osferth, and Sihtric continue on their journey to Bebbanburg. Uhtred cuts his arm and bleeds into the water to hopefully settle the sea goddess Rán. Young Uhtred is unconvinced, writing her off as pagan lies. Young Uhtred suspects that he’s the bait in the plan that his father is hiding from him. Uhtred explains that they’re tracking monks who have entry to Bebbanburg. It’s young Uhtred’s job to befriend them and gain access to Bebbanburg and then open the sea gates for them. However, young Uhtred still suspects that something is being hidden from him. He then begins to pray for the men that his father will undoubtedly slaughter. He asks that Uhtred at least show mercy and forgive his uncle. However, Uhtred will do no such thing. ("Episode 4.2")

Grimsby, Northumbria; Young Uhtred wants to stay on the boat, so Beocca stays behind with him while the others search for the monks. Beocca tells young Uhtred that he misjudges his father. He explains that sometimes, one must do wrong in order to do right. Beocca recalls how Aelfric tried to kill a child for no gain but wooden walls. And for that, he wrenched a boy from his Christian life, delivered him to the heathens and damned his soul to all eternity. Uhtred is avenging a great wrong done to him. Beocca urges young Uhtred to understand that. ("Episode 4.2")

Young Uhtred and Beocca reconvene with the others. Uhtred instructs young Uhtred to follow the monks to Bebbanburg. However, he is no warrior and questions why his father has such faith in him. Uhtred explains that he has the spirit of their family within him. It’ll give him a strength that he does not know yet. He instructs young Uhtred to take a horse and ride the road north, close to the shore, where he’ll find the monks and join them. ("Episode 4.2")

Northumbria; Young Uhtred lays and waits for the monks, Brother Oswi and Brother Iestyn. He warns them that the road is full of murderous thieves and then explains that he’s one of their number; a deacon cruelly kidnapped from his church. He asks to ride with them. Alone, he shall perish. He pleads with them and even threatens to reveal their sins in Grimsby. He asks for nothing but traveling companions. They reluctantly accept him. ("Episode 4.2")

Bebbanburg, Northumbria; Young Uhtred, Brother Oswi, and Brother Iestyn arrive just outside Bebbanburg. They warn Uhtred that the lord is merciless. Ælfric and Aidan greet them as they approach. Ælfric tells them to turn back as he has no desires to sell the heart of St. Oswald. Young Uhtred pleads with him, claiming that if nothing else, he wishes to see Bebbanburg. Ælfric welcomes them inside but tells Aidan to put them in the slave quarters. Whilst everyone sleeps, young Uhtred sneaks out to signal the others. He takes two fire torches and throws them over the barricade. ("Episode 4.2")

He has been captured by Wihtgar. He suspects that young Uhtred was trying to steal away and demands to know why. Wihtgar orders all his men to the yard. Brother Oswi and Brother Iestyn are awakened from their sleep and held at knife point while Wihtgar tortures young Uhtred for answers. When he can’t get the answers out of him, Wihtgar kills both monks. Ælfric joins them. He remarks that young Uhtred’s face is familiar somehow. When Ælfric demands to know who he is, young Uhtred replies that he’s Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Ælfric isn’t convinced and orders for young Uhtred to be executed. When one of Ælfric's men attempts to kill him, Uhtred tackles his attacker to the ground and nearly chokes the life out of him before Uhtred, Beocca, Finan, Osferth, and Sihtric arrive. Uhtred holds a blade to Ælfric’s throat. Uhtred explains that no one else has to die save for his uncle. As Lord of Bebbanburg, he swears to provide for and protect them. Uhtred then looks to Aidan and asks where his allegiance lies. Aidan replies that he’s loyal to the true heir of Bebbanburg and points up to Wihtgar, who’s pointing a crossbow at Uhtred. He demands that Wihtgar put down the bow. Instead, he fires it, striking Ælfric in the eye, killing him instantly. The men of Bebbanburg then pledge their allegiance to Wihtgar. ("Episode 4.2")

Ælfric’s body lays on the ground after being killed by Wihtgar. Uhtred, young Uhtred, Beocca, Finan, Osferth, and Sihtric are surrounded by the men of Bebbanburg. Wihtgar explains that his father was weak, so he put him out of his misery. Uhtred tells Wihtgar that Ælfric stole the land from him when he was a child, so if Wihtgar wants to be considered the true Lord of Bebbanburg, he has to a fight. But Wihtgar declines the challenge. Beocca reveals that he was Ælfric’s priest. Beocca knew his strengths and flaws. He proposes that they make peace and unite against the Scots. However, Wihtgar does not seek peace. He only wishes to kill Uhtred so that he doesn’t repeat his father’s mistakes. But first, he wants Uhtred to watch as he kills his son. Wihtgar fires an arrow at young Uhtred, but Beocca jumps in front of him, taking the arrow in the chest. Uhtred becomes enraged and kills Wihtgar’s men. Finan, Osferth, and Sihtric assist him. Uhtred checks on Beocca but he has succumbed to his wounds. Outnumbered by their adversaries, they retreat to their ship. Wihtgar tries to sink it by catapulting boulders, but he fail. Aidan questions if they should follow them, but Wihtgar assures him they won’t last the night. ("Episode 4.3")

Northumbria; Uhtred, young Uhtred, Finan, Osferth, and Sihtric just barely make it on shore. They’re tired and weak. Finan tells Uhtred that the men are tired and hungry and that there’s nothing there for them here. It’s time they move on. Uhtred contemplates going back to retrieve Beocca's body, but Finan insists that he doesn’t. Uhtred blames himself for Beocca's death. He has lost any family he's ever had, but Beocca was always a constant. Without him, Uhtred has no home. ("Episode 4.3")

Uhtred returns to camp. He tells young Uhtred to quit his praying, but he persists in honor of Beocca. Uhtred calls his son’s God unto question; asking where was his mercy when Beocca needed it. Young Uhtred explains that it’s not his God that Uhtred hates, but the fact that young Uhtred is not his father. Finan checks on young Uhtred, who suspects that his father doesn’t want him. Finan explains that Uhtred is a warrior and it was his job to save young Uhtred, and he could not, and that’s what eats at him. Young Uhtred argues otherwise, claiming that his father has never been there for him. However, Finan informs him how Uhtred has fought many battles and risked his life many times for Christian kings at the cost of his own hopes and comfort. Finan met Uhtred as a slave, and they had nothing. Uhtred fights for Bebbanburg to give his son the legacy he never had. ("Episode 4.3")

Mercia (?); They cross paths with Hæsten as he’s with younger Cnut and Esgar. He questions why Uhtred is so far from home, joking that he rides once more to save Lady Æthelflæd. He then tells Uhtred that he’s free to pass, however, he also welcomes Uhtred and his men to join them. ("Episode 4.3")

After setting up camp, Osferth reveals to Uhtred, young Uhtred, Finan, and Sihtric that Cnut and Brida have attacked Mercia. While he owes the kings nothing, Uhtred does fear for Æthelflæd. Hæsten then invites them all over to join him. He heard of the rumours that Uhtred returned to Bebbanburg to reclaim his land. Hæsten upset Uhtred, who attacks him. Uhtred spares Hæsten, only to return to kill after he makes another remark. In exchange for his life, Hæsten offers Uhtred the name of the man that killed Ragnar. Æthelwold may have held the dagger but another whispered poison into his ear. Hæsten reveals that it was Cnut. He wanted to lead the Danes and he wanted Ragnar’s woman. Uhtred lets Hæsten go, but keeps Cnut's sons, younger Cnut and Esgar, with him. Uhtred orders Finan and Sihtric to tie the boys up. One makes a run for it while the other tries to stab Finan, but they are both captured. ("Episode 4.3")

Young Uhtred asks his father what he will do with the boys. Uhtred plans to take them to Æthelflæd in Mercia. Young Uhtred recalls his father riding out from Winchester before he fought at the battle of Fearnham. Gisela was there. It was the last time Uhtred saw her. He still sees her in his dreams. Young Uhtred feels her loss every day. That day, he asked her why his father left them, and she said he fought because he believed in a cause to keep the people that he loves safe. She said that is why Uhtred will always have the strength to stand up when others fall and to go on when those around him say it is hopeless. It is why Uhtred's men love him and are willing to follow him wherever he goes. As will young Uhtred. ("Episode 4.3")

Aegelesburg, Mercia; Uhtred, young Uhtred, Finan, Osferth, and Sihtric arrive in Aegelesburg. Uhtred hands young Cnut and Esgar over. With Cnut's heirs in his possession, Cnut will surely come for them. So, Uhtred asks where is Æthelflæd’s army. She replies that Æthelred is in East Anglia with his men. Although, Æthelflæd has ordered the Mercian fyrd to Tettenhall, and she believes that Edward will meet them there. Æthelflæd doesn’t know if Æthelred is coming, so she had to force her brother's hand. Uhtred tells Finan that they leave at first light, and Æthelflæd instructs Aldhelm to prepare the survivors. Æthelflæd then asks Uhtred what happened at Bebbanburg, and he starts to cry. Unbeknownst to them, Bjorgulf arrives with a fleet of soldiers just up the hill. ("Episode 4.3")

Young Uhtred says a prayer for the lives lost during the Dane attack. Uhtred tells Æthelflæd that they don't have the time for such luxuries. However, many of the dead are children, which deeply saddens Æthelflæd as she further explains that the Danes also took their heads. Uhtred urges Æthelflæd to leave before the Danes arrive, but it's too late. Finan and Osferth alert the others that the Danes are charging towards the gate. Uhtred guides Æthelflæd to safety while Aldhelm and Sihtric stay behind with the others to hold off the Danes. ("Episode 4.4")

Bjorgulf leads his army into Aegelesburg, killing those who survived the initial attack. He demands that they hand over Æthelflæd. Inside the monastery, young Uhtred, Finan, Sihtric, Osferth, and Aldhelm try to keep the doors shut as the Danes apply force. Uhtred, Finan, and Sihtric trick the Danes into leaving. They then leave for Tettenhall. ("Episode 4.4")

Tettenhall, Mercia; Uhtred, Æthelflæd, young Uhtred, Finan, Osferth, Sihtric, and Aldhelm arrive at Tettenhall. They are joined by Father Pyrlig and King Hywel's army. Pyrlig explains that it was Ælswith who sent him to find allies, as he's heard nothing from the king. Uhtred still fears that the men they have may not be enough. However, Æthelflæd refuses to back down. With no word from Edward, Uhtred advises Æthelflæd to lie to her men to keep their spirits up. The Danes arrive and the battle commences. Young Uhtred is nearly killed by a Dane, but Uhtred saves him, and Father Pyrlig helps him up. ("Episode 4.4")

Saltwic, Mercia; They arrive at Æthelflæd's Mercian estate. Uhtred has come to bring Stiorra home. Æthelflæd asks where is her daughter, and Ælfwynn rushes into her arms. Æthelstan has been held up with them as well. Aldhelm arrives to report that Æthelred is fatally injured and he may not last a week. No plan has been made for the succession, so Æthelflæd is eager to speak with him and the Ealdormen. ("Episode 4.5")

At Æthelflæd's estate, Finan, Osferth, and Sihtric watch over Ælfwynn, Æthelstan, and Stiorra. Stiorra questions if Bebbanburg was as impressive as they were told it was as children. Young Uhtred replies that it was more so and harder to attack. He doubts he’ll ever see it again in their lifetime. Stiorra orders for Ælfwynn to come inside as she spots soldiers ride up towards the gate. She reports to Finan, Osferth, and Sihtric of their arrival and tells them that she has a plan. ("Episode 4.5")

Stiorra opens the front gate and asks Cenric and his men if they are lost. They’ve come to take Ælfwynn to Aegelesburg. Ælfwynn claims that she's already been taken to Winchester by Uhtred. Centric isn't convinced and proceeds to search the grounds while young Uhtred, Finan, Osferth, Sihtric, Ælfwynn, and Æthelstan hide. However, they come up empty handed. Uhtred arrives soon thereafter to find that everyone is safe. After evading capture, they proceed to pack their belongings and head for Ceaster. ("Episode 4.5")

Mercia; On the road to Ceaster, Stiorra tells Ælfwynn to stop crying, though she persists. Young Uhtred tells his sister to be kind as Ælfwynn simply misses her mother. Stiorra tells her to be brave and grateful that she's not betrothed to an old man. ("Episode 4.6")

As they ride through the woods, hungry villagers rip the bread that Stiorra is eating right from her hands. They come to a stop as the road is blocked with the bodies of dead men piked on large wooden sticks. Finan and Sihtric go to investigate. They realise that at least one man is still alive but that he's dying of a sickness. Finan claims that it is spread by touch while Uhtred and Osferth state that it spreads by air. Young Uhtred believes that it only takes sinners. Finan suggests that they return to Aegelesburg. However, they don't have the power to defend themselves against Edward. Uhtred changes the plan. They will now go across land to Wenloca to avoid the bad air. Sihtric worries that the children won't make the trip on foot, but they proceed nevertheless. ("Episode 4.6")

St. Milburg's Priory, Mercia; They arrive at St. Milburg's Priory but Æthelflæd and Aldhelm are nowhere to be found. Finan continues to grow more and more worried. He suspects there may even be bodies laying in the fields. Uhtred orders Stiorra to get Ælfwynn out the sun, but she’s tired of mothering her. Stiorra has done it for months and has no intentions on being a wife. Nevertheless, she takes Ælfwynn under the trees. Finan suspects that Æthelflæd isn't coming and advises they leave. Uhtred realizes that Æthelflæd must've gone ahead to Ceaster as agreed, so they do the same. ("Episode 4.6")

Mercia; They sleep as Uhtred watches over them. Day breaks and the group awakens. Ælfwynn goes following behind a crow, chasing it through the woods on her own. That’s when she crosses paths with a sleeping Eardwulf and his men. Fortunately, Uhtred gets to her in time before she can awaken them. The group then run off into the woods. ("Episode 4.6")

The group rest at a river stream, where Finan and Æthelstan sail a small ship made from tree bark. Young Uhtred tells Stiorra to rest and he’ll watch over her, but she's reluctant. While her brother may have the skills of a warrior, he does not have the heart of one. She questions why he continues to pretend as if he does. Honour thy mother and father, he replies. She tells him not to pretend just so that their father would love him and that she can protect herself. She’s taught herself many skills. She then stabs her finger and rubs her blood on a rune she created to protect them during their journey. She then throws the rune into the river. ("Episode 4.6")

The following morning, they continue their journey to Ceaster, Eadith fears that Ælfwynn is getting sick. Uhtred is aware, but tells Eadith to simply reassure her. Unfortunately, they are tracked down by Eardwulf and his guards. They find themselves in a swamp filled with dead bodies, certainly the result of the sickness. So, they are forced to fight their way out. Eardwulf demands they hand over Ælfwynn, but Uhtred refuses. Finan tells Æthelstan to run into the trees when the fighting starts and Sihtric hands him a knife. As the guards inch towards them, Eadith reveals that her brother killed Lord Æthelred and she's willing to swear it on the book. She adds that Eardwulf is also responsible for the delay of their return to Mercia. Eadith has proof off his crime. She tells the guards to look inside the pouch that her brother wears around his neck. In it is Æthelred's ring. And so, Eardwulf's guards turn on him. Eadith advises Eardwulf to save himself and flee to Frankia. He heeds Eadith's warning and leaves. Uhtred then picks up Æthelred's ring off the ground. ("Episode 4.6")

Wollerton, Mercia; Sihtric asks for his blade back from Æthelstan. Uhtred orders young Uhtred and Sihtric to find Æthelflæd and tell her that Ælfwynn is safe. Eadith and Osferth will guard her until Edward has sworn he won’t harm her. Eadith fears that Ælfwynn is getting worse. Uhtred asks that Eadith keep her alive until he returns. Eadith tells him that she and Osferth will do everything they can. ("Episode 4.6")

Peckforton Hills, Mercia; Sihtric and young Uhtred track down Æthelflæd and Aldhelm. They inform her that Uhtred returned to Aegelesburg to bargain for her protection and Ælfwynn is stricken with the sickness. Æthelflæd asks to be taken to her daughter. ("Episode 4.7")

Wyre Forest, Mercia; The four of them then arrive at Wyre Forest. The healer informs them that Ælfwynn passed away and that her body was taken to Aegelesburg. ("Episode 4.7")

Aegelesburg, Mercia; Æthelflæd, Aldhelm, young Uhtred, and Sihtric arrive outside of Aegelesburggates, where they are confronted by Cenric. Æthelflæd pleads with him to allow her in so that she may see her daughter, who she believes to be dead. Cenric concedes and allows them to enter. Ælswith reveals to Æthelflæd that Ælfwynn is very much alive. ("Episode 4.7")

Young Uhtred is upset that his father is getting baptized as he doesn’t believe Uhtred to be sincere in accepting God into his heart. Pyrlig then calls Uhtred forward. He watches angrily before leaving. ("Episode 4.8")

Young Uhtred asks Pyrlig about his father relinquishing the throne to Æthelflæd. Perhaps he should be angry at his father for mocking God, but he isn’t. Pyrlig explains that Uhtred is driven by his passions, but he does not act with bad intent. Young Uhtred is grateful to his father for it. It’s a test to his faith, and each time it grows stronger. However, it’s become clear to young Uhtred that he must follow his calling and serve God and God alone. ("Episode 4.8")

Stiorra catches young Uhtred as he prepares to leave for Wessex. Their father does not yet know. Stiorra questions why he’s leaving. He informs her of how Father Beocca gave his life to save young Uhtred, and the only way to honor his sacrifice is by serving God. Stiorra wants to come with him to Wessex so that she can do what she wishes. She simply wants to live, but he can’t take her with him. He gives her a hug goodbye and leaves. ("Episode 4.8")

Outside Winchester, Wessex; Young Uhtred arrives at Winchester after hearing of Stiorra’s capture. Young Uhtred looks to his father and asks what he would do in Edward’s position. Uhtred says he would break much like Edward as it is unnatural for a man to chose between his children. Should that happen to them, young Uhtred would like for his father to pick Stiorra, as he will be able to defend himself. ("Episode 4.10")

Uhtred’s sword is recovered and brought back to the camp. Yet Finan, Osferth, Sihtric, and young Uhtred are certain that he’s still alive within the walls and plead with King Edward to give him more time. ("Episode 4.10")

Winchester, Wessex; The Wessex and Mercian Guard smoke out the Kingdom and the Danes within. Finan, Osferth, Sihtric, and young Uhtred assist in the assault. They proceed to breach the front gate to Winchester. Where Brida and the Danes await. Uhtred and Sigtryggr reach the courtyard, where the battle has erupted. Uhtred tells Edward to stand down. He does so after some convincing, as does Sigtryggr. ("Episode 4.10")

Uhtred and young Uhtred watch as Stiorra leaves with Sigtryggr and the Danes. Young Uhtred suggests that his father was being guided. He then gives Uhtred a hug and tells him of his plan to return to his church. Young Uhtred hugs Stiorra goodbye before he leaves. ("Episode 4.10")

Family[]

This list shows Uhtred/Oswald's family:

  • The † means that the individual is dead.
  • The ° means the individual appears more then once in this list.

Individual Relationship Notice
Parents Uhtred Ragnarsson Father
Gisela Hathacanutesdottir Mother
Eadith Step Mother
Siblings Uhtred Uhtredson Brother
Stiorra Uhtredsdottir Sister
Uhtred Uhtredson Half Brother
Rorik Uhtredson Adopted Brother
Unnamed Boy Brother
Grandparents Uhtred Uhtredson Paternal Grandfather
Æthelgifu Paternal Grandmother
Gytha Paternal Step Grandmother
Ragnar Ravnsson Foster Paternal Grandfather 
Sigrid Foster Paternal Grandmother
Harthacnut Sigurdsson Maternal Grandfather
Ravn Foster Paternal Great Grandfather 
Uhtred Uhtredson Paternal Great Grandfather 
Sigurd Ragnarsson Maternal Great Grandfather
Ragnar Sigurdsson Maternal Great Great Grandfather
Affinity Sigtryggr Ivarsson Brother-in-law  °
Ælswyth of Wiltshire Sister-in-law
Others Ælfric Uhtredson Paternal Great Uncle
Uthred Ælfricson Paternal First Cousin, Once Removed
Uhtred Uhtredson Paternal Second Cousin
Æthelwulf of Berkshire and Mercia Paternal Great Uncle
Æthelred Mucel of Mercia Paternal Great Great Uncle
Æthelred of Mercia Paternal First Cousin, Once Removed
Uhtred Uhtredson Paternal Uncle
Ragnar Ragnarson Paternal Foster Uncle
Thyra Ragnarsdottir Paternal Foster Aunt
Rorik Ragnarson Paternal Foster Uncle
Guthred Harthacanutesson Maternal Uncle
Halfdan Ragnarsson Maternal Great Great Uncle
Ubba Ragnarsson Maternal Great Great Uncle
Björn Ragnarsson Maternal Great Great Uncle
Ivar Ragnarsson Maternal Great Great Uncle
Ivar Ivarsson Maternal First Cousin, Twice Removed
Ivar Ivarsson Maternal Second Cousin, Once Removed
Ragnall Ivarsson Maternal Third Cousin
Guthfrith Ivarsson Maternal Third Cousin
Sigtryggr Ivarsson Maternal Third Cousin °
Gisela Sigtryggrsdottir Niece
Uhtred Uhtredson Nephew

Individual Relationship Notice
Parents Uhtred Ragnarsson Father
Gisela of Cumberland and Cookham Mother
Siblings Uhtred Uhtredson Brother
Stiorra Uhtredsdottir Sister
Uhtred Uhtredson Half Brother
Grandparents Uhtred Uhtredson Paternal Grandfather
Æthelgifu Paternal Grandmother
Glenna Paternal Step Grandmother
Ragnar Ravnsson Foster Paternal Grandfather 
Sigrid Foster Paternal Grandmother
Ravn Foster Paternal Great Grandfather 
Uhtred Uhtredson Paternal Great Grandfather 
Others Ælfric Uhtredson Paternal Great Uncle
Wihtgar Ælfricson Paternal First Cousin, Once Removed
Uhtred Uhtredson Paternal Uncle
Ragnar Ragnarson Paternal Foster Uncle
Thyra Ragnarsdottir Paternal Foster Aunt
Guthred of Cumberland Maternal Uncle

Memorable Quotes[]

"That day I asked her why you left us. And she said that you fought because you believed in a cause. Not for God, or the gods, or for Saxons, or for Danes, but to keep safe the people that you love. She said that is why you will always have the strength to stand up when others fall and to go on when those around you say it is hopeless. It is why these men love you and will follow you wherever you go... as will I."
—Young Uhtred to his father[src]

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[]

  • Oswald converted religions, he was born a pagan but converted to Christianity. As a child, he was taken for religious instruction by King Alfred as revenge against Uhtred. Young Uhtred was baptised as a young boy but later converted into Christianity willingly and became a priest which caused him to be disinherited by his father. He chose his baptismal name as Oswald.
  • 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".
  • Oswald is a noble; he was born a son of the true lord of Bebbanburg, lord of Cookham, and (briefly) lord of Mercia, his mother was the sister of the King of Cumberland.
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