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The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom

BBC Two 2015

A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the story of how a people combined their strength under one of the most iconic kings of history in order to reclaim their land for themselves and build a place they call home.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom - S3E10

#1 - Episode 10 (Season 3 - Episode 10)

As a climactic battle with the Danes draws near, untested Edward faces dire decisions about the fates of Uhtred, Wessex -- and England.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 1015 votes.

The Last Kingdom - S4E10

#2 - Episode 10 (Season 4 - Episode 10)

Edward besieges Winchester as he awaits Aethelflaed's reinforcements, but Uhtred isn't convinced that conquest is really Sigtryggr's ultimate aim.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 783 votes.

The Last Kingdom - S2E8

#3 - Episode 8 (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Odda defies Alfred to coerce the king into war. Uhtred conspires with Erik to rescue Æthelflæd, forcing a fateful confrontation with Sigefrid.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 2230 votes.

The Last Kingdom - S1E8

#4 - Episode 8 (Season 1 - Episode 8)

A united King Alfred and Uhtred leave the cover of the marshes and make a rallying call to all Saxon armies.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 2430 votes.

The Last Kingdom - S3E9

#5 - Episode 9 (Season 3 - Episode 9)

At the end of his days, Alfred takes Uhtred into his confidence about his plans for Edward's uncertain future, but Aelswith charts a different course.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 971 votes.

The Last Kingdom - S2E4

#6 - Episode 4 (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Dispatched to Northumbria, Uhtred walks a fine line between fealty to Alfred and assisting Ragnar's savage blood feud with Kjartan.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 2345 votes.

The Last Kingdom - S4E4

#7 - Episode 4 (Season 4 - Episode 4)

Hoping to be joined by Edward's troops, Aethelflaed and Uhtred ally with the Welsh to face Cnut's thousand-warrior army at the Battle of Tettenhall.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 814 votes.

The Last Kingdom - S2E7

#8 - Episode 7 (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Æthelred faces humiliation after his blunder in London backs Alfred into a corner. Her loyalties shifting, Æthelflæd makes a dire appeal to Uhtred.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 2205 votes.

The Last Kingdom - S3E5

#9 - Episode 5 (Season 3 - Episode 5)

A deadly betrayal threatens to splinter Ragnar's army. Uhtred forms a cunning battle plan and finds an unexpected ally in young Edward.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 1005 votes.

The Last Kingdom - S2E6

#10 - Episode 6 (Season 2 - Episode 6)

As his distrust of Uhtred deepens, Alfred sends Æthelred to drive Erik and Sigefrid from London, but the young lord harbors ambitions of his own.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 2238 votes.

The Last Kingdom - S3E4
#11 - Episode 4
Season 3 - Episode 4

Uhtred turns his attention to Aethelflaed's plight. Alfred forces Edward to face his duty. Ragnar's army marches but traitors emerge from within.

The episode was rated from 995 votes.
The Last Kingdom - S1E5
#12 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5

Uhtred volunteers to attack Danish ships, but challenges Ubba in the process as the Danes threaten Wessex.

The episode was rated from 2420 votes.
The Last Kingdom - S1E6
#13 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6

Uhtred leads a raiding party to Cornwall on a mission for wealth and independence and attracts the attention of a beautiful sorceress queen.

The episode was rated from 2324 votes.
The Last Kingdom - S3E7
#14 - Episode 7
Season 3 - Episode 7

A message from Uhtred and the machinations of Skade exploit divisions among the Danes. His health failing, Alfred wrestles with Aethelwold's fate.

The episode was rated from 970 votes.
The Last Kingdom - S2E3
#15 - Episode 3
Season 2 - Episode 3

Hild and Ragnar hunt for Uhtred, who lays plans for escape. Alfred eyes the kingdom of Mercia, and chaos erupts when Guthred's alliance crumbles.

The episode was rated from 2416 votes.
The Last Kingdom - S1E7
#16 - Episode 7
Season 1 - Episode 7

As a consequence of their actions in Cornwall, Uhtred and Leofric face off in a death match. The Danes launch an invasion of Wessex.

The episode was rated from 2274 votes.
The Last Kingdom - S4E9
#17 - Episode 9
Season 4 - Episode 9

The Danes under Brida and Sigtryggr sack Winchester, guided by the traitor Eardwulf. Haesten ambushes Uhtred's party and seizes valuable captives.

The episode was rated from 799 votes.
The Last Kingdom - S4E2
#18 - Episode 2
Season 4 - Episode 2

As Uhtred and his men draw closer to Bebbanburg, prodigal son Wihtgar returns with some tricks up his sleeve. News of Cnut's treachery reaches Wessex.

The episode was rated from 817 votes.
The Last Kingdom - S4E7
#19 - Episode 7
Season 4 - Episode 7

Aelfwynn suffers from the sickness sweeping the land. Edward proposes an unexpected path forward for Mercia. Brida is freed by Cnut's kinsman.

The episode was rated from 796 votes.
The Last Kingdom - S3E8
#20 - Episode 8
Season 3 - Episode 8

Uhtred risks returning to Wessex to fulfill his vow to Brida. As the royal wedding approaches, Aethelwold spreads discord from the shadows.

The episode was rated from 976 votes.

Last updated: sep 24, 2022



I am on ep 6 at the moment and one could compare this with Vikings, while Vikings has better characters in general (the main character here is very likeable too), this show has a much better pace. Especially because the pace is fast you dont get bored at any scene and can stay engaged. The show has a lot of unexpected turns and twists, which are unpredictable. I highly recommend this show edit: after finishing this gem of a show, I have to say I almost was not going to give it a chance, but thank god I did, because this show has such an amazing pace and really well developing and talented actors. A show filled with great twists and turns and unlike in some other shows you actually get to see a lot of events happen during a single episode. Other shows should take an example here 9/10 for Season 1


Really enjoying this. Avid fan of the Cornwell novels and this series does a pretty decent job of televising them. So don't be an "Arsling" and add it to your watch list :D


This series does a great job in telling it's own story, one advice I would give to anyone who wants to watch it, is to separate it completely from the vikings series's story, and just don't compare them to each other. One very very commendable thing about this series is that there are so many things happening in every single episode which make the story advance in a fast pace and doesn't let you get bored. I also need to give props to Alexander Dreymon for his good performance throughout the whole show. Of course he's not the only good actor, but he is still the MC.. 9,5/10


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