The Last Kingdom

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Season 1 episodes (8)

1 Episode One
When our young hero Uhtred loses his Saxon father in battle, his lands and inheritance are taken by his scheming uncle Aelfric, who becomes a puppet-­‐lord for the ruling Danes. The Saxon boy is brought up by Danish warlord Ragnar and grows into a warrior. But when his surrogate family is murdered by a group of renegade Danes, Uhtred finds himself alone; neither Saxon nor Dane.
2 Episode Two
Finding himself blamed for the wedding massacre Uhtred pleads his innocence to the great Viking warlord Ubba, but is not believed. His only choice is to return to his roots and approach the soon-­‐to-­‐be Saxon King, Alfred.
3 Episode Three
Uhtred wins the protection of Alfred, but his commitment to the new king threatens his relationship with Brida.
4 Episode Four
Uhtred's relationship with Alfred hits a new low. Alfred invites Uhtred to peace talks only to use him as a pawn. Held hostage by the Danes, Uhtred renews contact with Ragnar, who saves his life. A great battle looms.
5 Episode Five
In rescuing Mildrith from suspected abduction, Uhtred is drawn into the great battle of Cynuit, where he heroically defeats a formidable enemy. But when Odda the Younger steals the glory, Uhtred is furious and faces Alfred's penance.
6 Episode Six
Uhtred leads a raiding party to Cornwall, on a mission for wealth and independence. The party become mercenaries for a Cornish King and Uhtred attracts the attention of a beautiful pagan queen, but he must eventually return to Wessex and face Alfred's wrath.
7 Episode Seven
The Danish invasion of Wessex sees Uhtred driven to hiding in the marshlands with King Alfred. With Wessex lost and the life of Alfred's child hanging in the balance, a bond is finally struck between the two men. They must work together if Wessex is to be reclaimed.
8 Episode Eight
Leaving the marshes, a united Alfred and Uhtred must get word to Saxon forces to assemble and fight a decisive battle for Wessex and England. Treachery, deception and heartache follow as Wessex is saved -- but at what cost to Uhtred?

About this show

The year is 872, and many of the separate kingdoms of what we now know as England have fallen to the invading Danes, leaving the great kingdom of Wessex standing alone and defiant under the command of King Alfred (David Dawson, Peaky Blinders). Against this turbulent backdrop lives our hero, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon, American Horror Story). Born the son of a Saxon nobleman, he is captured by the Danes a nd raised as one of their own. Forced to choose between the country of his birth and the peopl e of his upbringing, his loyalties are ever tested. What is he? Saxon or Dane? On a quest to reclaim his birthright , Uhtred must tread a dangerous path between bot h sides if he is to play his part in the birth of a new nation and, ult imately, recapture his ancestral lands.

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126 reviews
Sarah O'hara
February 22, 2019
Here it is nearly autumn 2018 and still waiting to see another series of Last Kingdom. Loved the show, hoping it won't be much longer! Also hope the same cast will return, hated to see some of the characters killed off. Great settings and locations, great actors and stories! Jones-in for season 4 already!
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Garrison Buatte
January 1, 2022
One of if not the best show on television whether comparing history,fantasy, drama, etc. And the fact that it's fairly historically accurate makes it even better.
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Cristobal Colon
May 4, 2020
Loved Uthred gorgeous man loyal and brave although he should have been king and not the queen he fought all battles and outrageously heroic love Uthred my type of guy ! GREAT JOB AND KING ALFRED !
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