Since The Last Kingdom first started airing in 2015, its protagonist Uhtred of Bebbanburg has had a number of romantic interests.
Chief among them is a character named Gisela, who has made a lasting impression on Uhtred and his growing family.
But who is Gisela in the Last Kingdom and what happened to her?
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Who is Gisela in the Last Kingdom?
Lady Gisela, played by Peri Baumeister, was first introduced in season 2 of The Last Kingdom as the daughter of Danish warrior Jarl Harthacnut and sister of King Guthred of Northumbria.
Her path first crosses that of Uhtred in the second episode of season 2 when he finds her spending some time peacefully contemplating in the church while her future is in the air. when she was offered as bride to secure an alliance with Ælfric, Lord of Bebbanburg.
Uhtred and Gisela quickly fell in love and became close until Uhtred was caught by Guthred. He is said to have been sold in exchange for 200 men from Bebbanburg but escaped capture.
By order of Abbot Eadred and Brother Trew, a marriage between Gisela and Ælfric was arranged with Aidan by siding with the absent Lord of Bebbanburg.
However, Uhtred, Finan, Hild and Ragnar arrived at the ceremony and demanded that Gisela be released and that her proxy wedding to Ælfric be annulled.
In episode 4 of season 2, Uhtred and Gisela were married by Father Beocca and in the next chapter the story continues three years later, showing that Uhtred and Gisela had two children together, Stiorra and Young Uhtred.
What happened to Gisela?
Gisela died in season 3 of The Last Kingdom.
Her fate was sealed in the first episode of the third season when she died while giving birth to Uhtred’s third child.
Uhtred was absent from Gisela’s death when he went to battle but returned to Winchester only to be greeted by a distraught Hild and Thyra, who explained Gisela’s fate.
In the books of Tales of Saxon, the baby dies with her in childbirth but in the stories, Gisela gives birth to Osbert, who was taken away after birth and raised by Hild on the island of Lindisfarne, keeping him out of the light. spotlight and give him a normal childhood.
That is until the season 5 finale when Hild brings a now-adolescent Osbert to Bebbanburg to meet the new warlord, Uhtred, so she can finally meet his father.
Uhtred .’s Important Others
While Gisela is arguably Uhtred’s most important mate in the Last Kingdom, the Lord of Bebbanburg has had many relationships throughout the series.
In the series, Gisela is actually Uhtred’s second wife, whose first marriage was to Mildrith of Licumb, although that marriage was a necessity rather than love.
Brida is another notable partner for Uhtred, although she actually started out as Uhtred’s childhood friends before the two became lovers as adults. However, as they sided with different sides of the Dane-Saxon divide, the pair quickly became enemies.
Iseult, Æthelflæd, and Skade are all Uhtred lovers at various points in the series, though all three of them die, suggesting that Uhtred really is out of luck when it comes to romantic mates.
And finally, season 5 sees Uhtred begin to grow closer to Eadith and in The Book of Tales of the Saxons, she went on to become his third wife when he became Lord of Bebbanburg.
Season 5 of The Last Kingdom is available to stream on Netflix now after being released on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
In other news, the release of volume 1014 of One Piece was delayed due to a hack at Toei Animation
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