• Mildrith is Uhtred's wife and Odda the Elder's godchild; she is good-natured, trusting, and beautiful. A very devout Christian, she is generous and committed to the workers on her estate. Mildrith is ashamed of the debt to the church that she inherited from her deceased father. Mildrith's piousness grows the longer she is with the untamed pagan Uhtred, which drives a wedge between the married couple.