Uhtred’s forces met them in battle at Carham, which took place south of the River Tweed. This is but one example of the notorious Northumbrian blood feuds that commonly occurred at this time. Sweyn then proceeded west to Bath, where the western thanes submitted to him. At Sweyn’s death, Ethelred was able to return from exile and resume his reign. View Entire Discussion (0 Comments) More posts from the TheLastKingdom community. Earl of all Northumbria, he lived to battle with King Malcolm II of Scotland at Corham. Eadulf died 1041. Uhtred in The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell. Uhtred the Bold reigned from 1006 to 1016, when he met his treacherous death at the hands of Thurbrand the Hold, a thegn of Cnut, son of Sweyn Forkbeard. After London had fell to him, Sweyn became King of England by Christmas 1013. report. Uhtred war der Sohn des Ealdorman Waltheof von Bamburgh. He relates that Uhtred travelled to Durham with the monks to clear the site of the new cathedral, which was founded by Bishop Aldhun. 5 Accurate: He was a Warrior. The historical Uhtred was ealdorman of Northumbria from 1006 to 1016. However he only reigned for five weeks, for he died at, or near, Gainsborough on 2 February 1014. In the winter of 1013 Ethelred was forced into exile in Normandy. Uhtred the Bold reigned from 1006 to 1016, when he met his treacherous death at the hands of Thurbrand the Hold, a thegn of Cnut, son of Sweyn Forkbeard. Ethelred fled to the Isle of Wight and later joined his wife and children in Normandy, where they had taken refuge with her nephew, Duke Richard. [1], The killing of Uhtred by Thurbrand the Hold started a blood feud that lasted for many years. Earl of all Northumbria, he lived to battle with King Malcolm II of Scotland at Corham. Log in or sign up to leave a comment Log In Sign Up. When all were busy with the hunt, one Godwine Porthund (which means the town dog) a Shrewsbury butcher, whom Eadric had dazzled long before with great gifts and many promises so that he might perpetrate the crime, suddenly leapt out from the ambush, and execrably slew the ealdorman Ælfhelm. Uhtred thus succeeded Ælfhelm as ealdorman of York and united northern and southern Northumbria under the house of Bamburgh. The result was a decisive victory for Uhtred. Uhtred's son Ealdred subsequently avenged his father by killing Thurbrand, but Ealdred in turn was killed by Thurbrand's son, Carl. [No Spoilers] 0 comments. This is an example of the notorious Northumbrian blood feuds that were common at this time. Earl Uhtred of Bebbanburg, also from Northumbria, features in Bernard Cornwell's' Saxon Stories. The severed heads of the Scots were fixed on stakes to Durham's walls. spoiler. siblings . [2], In 1013 King Sweyn of Denmark invaded England, sailing up the Humber and Trent to the town of Gainsborough. While Uhtred was away from his lands, Sweyn's son, Cnut, invaded Yorkshire. Uhtred the Bold! He was summoned to a meeting with Canute, and en-route, he and forty of his men were murdered by Thurbrand the Hold, with the aid of Uhtred's own servant, Wighill and with the connivance of King Canute. 2. Through Sige, Uhtred had two children, Eadulf, later Eadulf III, and Gospatric. Uhtred married Sigen Sige Styrsdotter in 1006, at age 35. Copyright © 2004 - 2018 www.englishmonarchs.co.uk All rights reserved ®. 535. Uhtred was summoned to a meeting with Cnut, and on the way there, he and forty of his men were murdered by Thurbrand the Hold, with assistance from Uhtred's own servant, Wighill and with the connivance of Cnut. Uhtred, along with many others, transferred his allegiance back to Ethelred, on his return. 1.Ecgfrida of Durham dates unknown UHTRED OF NORTHUMBRIA d. 1016 2.Sigen Styrsdottir dates unknown 3.Aelfgifu of Northumbria 997 – 1042. In 995, according to Symeon of Durham, when the remains of St Cuthbert were transferred from Chester-le-Street to Durham, Uhtred helped the monks clear the site of the new cathedral. There's more to the story (and how it links to The Last Kingdom) that would make for a good followup podcast. In … The Saxon king, Ethelred II, known as 'the Redeless' and a weak and ineffectual ruler was unable to send aid to his Northumbrian subjects. Outnumbered, Uhtred did homage to him as King of England. After a short space of time his sons, Wulfheah and Ufegeat, were blinded, at King Æthelred's command, at Cookham, where he himself was then staying.'. Uhtred, acting for his father, called together an army from Bernicia and Yorkshire and led it against the Scots. Ealdorman Waltheof was too old to fight and remained in his castle at Bamburgh. In Bernard Cornwell's series he adds a 'historical note' at the end, in which, especially in the first book, he mentions that Uhtred was his Ancestor. He then divorced his wife, Ecgfrida, and in in an effort to make political allies amongst the Danes in Deira, married Sige, daughter of Styr, son of Ulf. Ethelred was re-called by the Witan and Uhtred, along with others, transferred his allegiance back to Ethelred, on his return and married Ethelred’s daughter Ælfgifu. Uhtred married Sigen Sige Styrsdotter in 1006, at age 35. He was the son of Waltheof I, ealdorman of Bamburgh, whose ancient family had ruled from the castle of Bamburgh on the Northumbrian coast. Uhtred the Bold Uchtred or Uhtred, called the Bold, (d. 1016) was the ealdorman of all Northumbria from 1006 to 1016, when he was assassinated. no comments yet. This Gospatric's grandson was the infamous Eadwulf Rus who murdered Bishop Walcher. Uhtred's descendants continued to rule in Bernicia, Ealdred, Earl of Bamburgh (killed 1038) Uhtred's son from his marriage to Ecgfrida, and Eadulf (killed 1041) his son from his marriage to Sige, and briefly Eadulf's son Osulf held the earldom of northern Northumbria 1067 until he too was killed. 1016), war von 1006 bis 1016 der Eldorman von ganz Northumbria, als er ermordet wurde.Er war der Sohn von Waltheof I., dem Eldorman von Bamburgh, dessen alte Familie vom Schloss von Bamburgh an der nordumbrischen Küste aus regiert hatte. Styr was a rich citizen of York. Styr was a rich citizen of York. King Ethelred rewarded Uhtred by appointing him ealdorman of Bamburgh, though his father still lived. Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Earls, ealdormen and high-reeves of Bamburgh, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Uhtred_the_Bold?oldid=3999057. [1], In 1006 Malcolm II of Scotland invaded Northumbria and besieged the newly founded episcopal city of Durham. The story of the siege of Durham and the severed heads on poles is told about the historical Uhtred (see Battles of the Dark Ages, Peter Marren), though it is perhaps possible to assume that the fictional Earl Uhtred of Bebbanburg is an ancestor of this Uhtred. Symeon of Durham, a chronicler and monk at Durham Priory, records that the remains of St Cuthbert, a saint of the early Northumbrian church, were transferred from Chester-le-Street to Durham. Sort by. Uhtred's father, Ealdorman Waltheof was too old and frail to fight and remained at Bamburgh Castle. Uhtred was succeeded in Bernicia by his brother Eadwulf Cudel. Uhtred the Bold did, however, marry the daughter of a wealthy Dane as a political move when he became Earl of York. After London had finally submitted to him, Swein was accepted as king by Christmas 1013. From his marriage he received several estates that had belonged to the church. He was also not known as Uhtred son of Uhtred, given his dad's name was Waltheof. [4]. For, shortly afterwards, nearly the whole population, from the river Tees to the Tweed, and their borders, were cut off in a conflict in which they were engaged with a countless multitude of Scots at Carrun.”, In 1013 King Sweyn Forkbeard of Denmark invaded England.