The Last Kingdom (2015): S01E08


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

The future of England is at stake and the King refuses to hide.He is a man on a mission. Leaving the cover of the marshes, a united King Alfred and Uhtred must get word to Saxon forces; they make a rallying call to all Saxon armies to converge at Egbert’s Stone to fight a decisive battle against the Danes. Treachery, deception and heartache follow, though hope remains. Wessex can still be saved, but at what cost to Uhtred?

The Last Kingdom Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Last Kingdom here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 28 November 2015.
  • Rating: 18.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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