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Lord Wigea was an Ealdorman of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria.

Biography Edit

Season 1 Edit

Along with his fellow nobleman Lord Edgar, he was tasked to command the first Northumbrian counter-attack against the Northmen raiders led by Ragnar Lothbrok. Despite outnumbering them, however, the Vikings prevailed in battle against the Northumbrians, causing Wigea and Edgar to flee. Angered by what he perceived as cowardice from Lord Wigea, King Aelle would later execute Wigea by throwing him in the snakepit.

Trivia Edit

  • Ealdorman were the early Anglo-Saxon equivalent of the Norse title of Jarl (earl), which largely had replaced the former in English society after the conquest of the Danelaw by King Aethelstan in the early 10th century CE.

Appearances Edit

Season one appearances
Rites of Passage Wrath of the Northmen Dispossessed
Trial Raid Burial of the Dead
A King's Ransom Sacrifice All Change