Uhtred married the Danish Gisela, sister of King Guthred of Northumbria. When Uhtred was betrayed by Guthred as part of Guthred's alliance with Ælfric, Gisela was devastated. She determinedly waited for Uhtred to return and soon after Uhtred took Dunholme, they were married. She often relies on Viking rune sticks to tell her of the future, sharing her predictions with Uhtred. She swore not to leave Uhtred's side. They had three children (Uhtred, Stiorra and Osbert).
- Gisela and her brother, Guthred, are the children of a Danish jarl who settled in Cumbraland (modern Cumbria).