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The Wessex Messenger was a minor character in The Last Kingdom television series.


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Winchester, Wessex; Edward tells Father Pyrlig to send messengers to find Æthelred.

East Anglia; A messenger from Wessex comes to deliver a message to Æthelred, but he tells Eardwulf instead after being convinced by him to do so. He reports that Cnut’s army has attacked Mercia. The lord’s estate has fallen. Eardwulf realises that this could mean bad for him and his family’s legacy, so he kills the messenger. Unbeknownst to him, Eadith watches from afar. ("Episode 4.3")

Later, Eardwulf buries the body of the dead messenger in a shallow grave. ("Episode 4.3")


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