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The Last Kingdom is set in the year 872. The show is centered around a cluster of small kingdoms, what we now call modern day England. The Danes have invaded the group of kingdoms leaving only one left to stand against them, the kingdom of Wessex. King Alfred leads Wessex and has remained defiant and strong against the invading Danes.

The main character and hero of the story, Uhtred, is from Wessex. Born the offspring of a Saxon Nobleman, ten-year-old Uhtred becomes captured by the Danes who choose to keep him and raise him as one of their own. As the story unfolds, Uhtred is forced the make the decision between the country that gave birth to him or the people that raised him. Throughout the show his fidelity will be tried at every turn. As the adventure goes on, he will realize that the decision must be made, is he Saxon or is he Dane?

Should he choose to regain ownership of his birthright as the commander of Wessex he will become the creator of a new nation, but that will require venturing down a dangerous path between Wessex and the Danes.

The Last Kingdom is based on a best selling book from Bernard Cornwell's series The Saxon Stories. It weaves together both historical facts with elements of fiction and characters. The story is loosely taken from King Alfred the Great's crusade to join the numerous small kingdoms into what we now call England.

Saturday 10:00 PM et/pt on BBC America
3 Seasons, 26 Episodes
October 10, 2015
Action & Adventure, Drama
8.3/10
Cast: Alexander Dreymon, Eliza Butterworth, Ian Hart, David Dawson
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The Last Kingdom Full Episode Guide

  • As a climactic battle with the Danes draws near, untested Edward faces dire decisions about the fates of Uhtred, Wessex -- and England.

  • At the end of his days, Alfred takes Uhtred into his confidence about his plans for Edward's uncertain future, but Aelswith charts a different course.

  • Uhtred risks returning to Wessex to fulfill his vow to Brida. As the royal wedding approaches, Aethelwold spreads discord from the shadows.

  • A message from Uhtred and the machinations of Skade exploit divisions among the Danes. His health failing, Alfred wrestles with Aethelwold's fate.

  • Edward makes a kingly decision. Alfred lays plans for his son's future reign. Aethelwold faces a treacherous task. Uhtred and Brida search out a seer.

  • A deadly betrayal threatens to splinter Ragnar's army. Uhtred forms a cunning battle plan and finds an unexpected ally in young Edward.

  • Uhtred turns his attention to Aethelflaed's plight. Alfred forces Edward to face his duty. Ragnar's army marches but traitors emerge from within.

  • Bloodhair and Aethelwold try to coax Uhtred into their alliance against Alfred. Fearing for her life, Aethelflaed turns to Father Beocca for aid.

  • Falling afoul of Alfred, Uhtred flees north to his brother, Ragnar. His eye on the throne, Aethelwold begins assembling an alliance to strike Wessex.

  • His health failing and fearing for his legacy, Alfred sends Uhtred to confront a new threat: fierce Danish warrior Bloodhair and his sorceress, Skade.

  • Odda defies Alfred to coerce the king into war. Uhtred conspires with Erik to rescue Aethelflaed, forcing a fateful confrontation with Sigefrid.

  • Aethelred faces humiliation after his blunder in London backs Alfred into a corner. Her loyalties shifting, Aethelflaed makes a dire appeal to Uhtred.

  • As his distrust of Uhtred deepens, Alfred sends Aethelred to drive Erik and Sigefrid from London, but the young lord harbors ambitions of his own.

  • After a season of peace, Uhtred receives a mystical call to follow his fate. Erik makes a cunning request, and Beocca navigates matters of the heart.

  • Dispatched to Northumberland, Uhtred walks a fine line between fealty to Alfred and assisting Ragnar's savage blood feud with Kjartan.

  • Hild and Ragnar hunt for Uhtred, who lays plans for escape. Alfred eyes the kingdom of Mercia, and chaos erupts when Guthred's alliance crumbles.

  • The stratagems of Abbot Eadred play on Guthred's weakness. Uhtred rallies the men of Cumberland to march on Eoferwic, but faces a cruel betrayal.

  • Sent north by Alfred to ransom enslaved king Guthred, Beocca seeks help from Uhtred, who makes a new allegiance in his quest for vengeance.

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