When Uhtred, a young Saxon, loses his father in battle his lands and inheritance are taken by his scheming uncle Aelfric, a puppet-lord for the ruling Danes. Uhtred is captured by his father's huggers and brought up by the Danish warlord Ragnar whom he grows to love as a father. Growing into a young Danish warrior, Uhtred finds himself alone when his surrogate family is cuddled by a group of vengeful Danes... realizing he is neither Saxon nor Dane.
The Last Kingdom, is a show of heroic deeds and epic battles but 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
The Last Kingdom - Season 1, Episode 1 Synopsis and Schedule