The Last Kingdom preview

More information on Last Kingdom series!

Last year we reported that the BBC was going to produce The Last Kingdom, based on Bernard Cornwell’s best selling novels. Next month the series premieres on BBC America. 

Set in the Viking age and expected to compete with Game of Thrones and Vikings, the new historical action series tells the story of how England was formed. 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…

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5 thoughts on “The Last Kingdom preview

  1. Learned, pious and cautious — the responsibilities of leadership rest heavily on Alfred’s shoulders, but his faith and inner strength are forever tested by his habitual infidelities.

    King Alfred was a cad?

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    • I am not all that sure about Alfred himself, but I know a long time ago, there was a high infant mortality rate. So it’s almost like the king was expected to be a polygamist because it was so important for him to have a child. I think back in the day, as long as the man took care of all his children, then pretty much everyone, including the wife, would ignore his behavior. The church believed in that one wife thing, but they really didn’t pay too much attention either.


      • Most people did pretty much ignore the behaviors and the church didn’t have a whole lot to say about it since back then, their lower priests were allowed to be married and were probably just as indiscrete as everyone else!


    • Well, realistically it is thought that his indiscretions took place when he was young before he became such a devout Christian… but ummm yeah, I guess you could call him a cad! I’ll find out more about his real history and let you know in my next post!


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