Ealdorman Eadric was a West Saxon nobleman and advisor to King Ecbert of Wessex.

Biography Edit

Season 2 Edit

When Eadric and the bishop Edmund criticized his king's decision to put the town Winchester's inhabitants and the bishop Swithun in harms way during the Viking incursion, Ecbert counters by saying that as Christian, the Bishop of Winchester should have welcomed an opportunity for martyrdom. When Edmund affirms that notion, Ecbert pointedly informs the bishop that he is willing to grant Edmund that same opportunity by sending him and bishop Edmund to negotiate with King Horik and Earl Ragnar Lothbrok.

Lord Eadric reaches the Viking camp with the bishop to deal with the Vikings warriors. But after Edmund and Ragnar spoke of the reasons for their attack on Winchester, before they go, King Horik goes after Eadric and cuts his throat with an ax, much of Vikings warriors's pleasure but much of Ragnar's deception.

Trivia Edit

  • Ealdormen (literally: 'elder-man') were early Anglo-Saxon noblemen who were of the same status of Norse Jarls (earls).

Appearances Edit

Season two appearances
Brother's War Invasion Treachery Eye For an Eye Answers in Blood
Unforgiven Blood Eagle Boneless The Choice The Lord's Prayer