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.
Did You Know?
The second season covers books 3 and 4 of Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles - The Lords of the North and Sword Song. The Lords of the North spans 3 years, 878-881. Sword Song covers 2 years, 885-887. The story began in 866, with a 9 year old Uhtred (12 years old in the TV show) which means Uhtred is 30 years old by the books reckoning and 33 according to the show, at the conclusion of season two. See more
The symbol for the House of Wessex is wrong. It is a well documented fact that they used the Golden Dragon with a red background - especially on flags and banners. See more
References Erik the Conqueror
The Last Kingdom: Opening Theme
Music Composed by John Lunn
Vocals by Eivør Pálsdóttir
(as Eivør) See more