The Last Kingdom (2015): S01E07


Introduction

The Last Kingdom is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories series of novels. It premiered in 2015 on BBC America, BBC Two and later in 2018 on Netflix.

As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred – born a Saxon but raised by Vikings – seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.

Outline

Uhtred and Leofric must face off against each other in a death match-a consequence of their actions in Cornwall. But there are ominous signs of a greater battle to come – The Danes launch an invasion on Wessex, pouring through the streets and killing all in their path. Running for their lives in an escape to find safety, a bond is finally struck between Uhtred and King Alfred; the two men recognise they must now stand and fight together if Wessex is to be reclaimed. Moreover, Uhtred realises that his best chance of regaining Bebbanburg rests on Alfred’s return to the …

The Last Kingdom Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 22 November 2015.
  • Rating: 18.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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