Log in or sign up to leave a comment Log In Sign Up. 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. Eadred's vengeance had to wait until the 1070s, when Waltheof, Eadred’s grandson had his soldiers kill most of Carl's sons and grandsons. 2. Ealdorman Ælfhelm of York also took no action. 535. Uchtred or Uhtred, called the Bold, was the ealdorman of all Northumbria from 1006 to 1016, when he was assassinated. The result was a decisive victory for Uhtred. In common with all of the Danes in the north, Uhtred submitted to Sweyn at Gainsborough. Historical records show Uhtred the Bold was also known as Uchtred, but never Osbert. The Saxon king, Ethelred II, known as 'the Redeless' and a weak and ineffectual ruler was unable to send aid to his Northumbrian subjects. Ealdorman Waltheof was too old to fight and remained in his castle at Bamburgh. It seems likely that Ethelred did not trust the Scandinavian population of southern Northumbria and wanted an Anglo-Saxon in power there. 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. 'The Last Kingdom', in which Alexander Dreymon stars as Uhtred, is based on Bernard Cornwell's "The Saxon Stories". Styr was a rich citizen of York. Cnut's forces were too strong for Uhtred to fight, and so Uhtred did homage to him as King of England. In 1016 Uhtred campaigned with Ethelred's son Edmund Ironside, now his brother-in-law, in Cheshire and the surrounding shires. Uchtred oder Uhtred, genannt Bold (gest. However, author Bernard Cornwell, who wrote The Last Kingdom books that the show is based on, took inspiration from a real-life nobleman as the basis of Uhtred’s personality. Uhtred married Sigen Sige Styrsdotter in 1006, at age 35. Although Uhtred's character was created specifically for the books, it has been suggested he is based on the real-life Uhtred the Bold. 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. Posted by 3 days ago [Show Spoilers] That's a solid burn from Father Pyrlig. [1], The killing of Uhtred by Thurbrand the Hold started a blood feud that lasted for many years. In the mean time, Ethelred had had Ealdorman Ælfhelm of York murdered, and he allowed Uhtred to succeed Ælfhelm as ealdorman of York, thus uniting northern and southern Northumbria under the house of Bamburgh. Uhtred Uchtred the Bold, Ealdorman of Northumbria of Northumbria was born in 971, in Northumbria, England, to Waltheof Earl of Northumbria, Ealdorman of Bamburgh of Northumbria and Unknown Bamburgh. (died 1016) Uhtred the Bold was the son of Waltheof I, ealdorman of Bamburgh, whose ancestors had ruled Northumbria from the dramatic coastal castle of Bamburgh. Now, there was a historical figure called Uhtred the Bold who was the Earl of Northumbria — but he was born about 100 years after the actual Alfred the … 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 II arranged that the treacherous Edric Streona would murder of ealdorman Ælfhelm of York, 'The crafty and treacherous Eadric Streona, plotting to deceive the noble Ealdorman Ælfhelm, prepared a great feast for him at Shrewsbury at which, when he came as a guest, Eadric greeted him as if he were an intimate friend.