As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred - born a Saxon but raised by Vikings - seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.
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Series cast summary:
Alexander Dreymon ...  Uhtred 37 episodes, 2015-2020
Eliza Butterworth ...  Aelswith 35 episodes, 2015-2020
Ian Hart ...  Beocca / ... 28 episodes, 2015-2020
Arnas Fedaravicius ...  Sihtric 28 episodes, 2017-2020
Millie Brady ...  Aethelflaed 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Mark Rowley ...  Finan 26 episodes, 2017-2020
Emily Cox ...  Brida 26 episodes, 2015-2020
David Dawson ...  Alfred 25 episodes, 2015-2018
Harry McEntire ...  Aethelwold 24 episodes, 2015-2018
James Northcote ...  Aldhelm 23 episodes, 2017-2020
Ewan Mitchell ...  Osferth 23 episodes, 2017-2020
Adrian Bouchet ...  Steapa 21 episodes, 2017-2020
Jeppe Beck Laursen ...  Haesten 21 episodes, 2017-2020
Toby Regbo ...  Aethelred 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Timothy Innes ...  Edward / ... 20 episodes, 2018-2020
Cavan Clerkin ...  Pyrlig / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2020
Adrian Schiller ...  Aethelhelm 15 episodes, 2018-2020
Eva Birthistle ...  Hild 15 episodes, 2015-2020
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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. Against this turbulent backdrop lives our hero, Uhtred. Born the son of a Saxon nobleman, he is captured by the Danes and raised as one of their own. Forced to choose between the country of his birth and the people 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 both sides if he is to play his part in the birth of a new nation and, ultimately, recapture his ancestral lands...

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England is Born

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The first season covers the first two books of the Saxon Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell - The Last Kingdom and the Pale Horseman. The Last Kingdom spans 10 years, 866-876. The Pale Horseman spans 2 years, 876-878. At the beginning of the books Uhtred is 9 years old (12 in the series) so by the end of book two Uhtred is 21 years old and in the TV show, 24. See more »

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Lots of the women are seen wearing knitted shawls, often using a cable stitch. Knitting did not reach the UK until medieval times, probably from the middle east via Spain. See more »


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The Last Kingdom: Opening Theme
Music Composed by John Lunn
Vocals by Eivør Pálsdóttir (as Eivør)
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12 January 2018 | by offsmithSee all my reviews

Just happened to find this show scrolling through Netflix one day. So happy I found this series.

The first episode was good, but it took 2-3 to draw me in. I think the plot and story are just great. It is a twist on the Viking world that is currently taking TV by storm. The actors do a phenomenal job with their characters and interaction with one another.

I love how the relationships have developed between all of the characters in this world, between Uhtred/Alfred/Ragnar and just the many many other characters how have strained and strengthened relationship. I have turned several friends onto this who are GoT fans. I think this series is right there with GoT.

I can't wait for another year of it and I am interested in where they take the story and the characters!


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10 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Korda Studios, Etyek, Hungary

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