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