Elsewith is accompanied by Wilfred to Wessex to meet her future husband. Meanwhile, Bjorn succeeds in wooing her in secrecy in Wessex. Marrying Alfred, Elsewith later tells Judith she is carrying a child. Judith believes that the child is the future of England. However, the child's parentage is questionable due to Elsewith's previous fling with Bjorn.
Elsewith is based on King Alfred the Great's real wife, Ealhswith. Ealhswith's father ,Æthelred Mucel, was Ealdorman of the Gaini, an old Mercian tribal group. Her mother was Eadburh, a member of the Mercian royal family. Ealhswith and Alfred married in 868 AD at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. They had five children whoo survived to adulthood together. Most likely after the death of her husband, Ealhswith founded the convent of St. Mary's Abbey, Winchester, known as the Nunnaminster.
|Season five appearances|
|The Departed Part 1||The Departed Part 2||Homeland||The Plan||The Prisoner|
|The Message||Full Moon||The Joke||A Simple Story||Moments of Vision|
|The Revelation||Murder Most Foul||A New God||The Lost Moment||Hell|
|The Buddha||The Most Terrible Thing||Baldur||What Happens in the Cave||Ragnarok|
|Season six appearances|
|New Beginnings||The Prophet||Ghosts, Gods, and Running Dogs||All The Prisoners||The Key|
|Death and the Serpent||The Ice Maiden||Valhalla Can Wait||Resurrection||The Best Laid Plans|
|King of Kings||All Change||The Signal||Lost Souls||All At Sea|
|The Final Straw||The Raft of the Medusa||It's Only Magic||The Lord Giveth||The Last Act|