This episode covers the years 670 to 685.
The main characters are:
King Ecgfrith of Northumbria – son of Oswiu, former hostage of the Mercians, and generally tough dude.
King Wulfhere of Mercia – son of Penda, veteran warrior, and leader of a growing southern Hegemony.
Queen AEthelthryth of Northumbria – Queen of Ecgfrith’s, unhappy wife, and aspiring nun.
Bishop Wilfrid – The most powerful man in the Northern Clergy