The Last Kingdom

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England, 872. A Saxon man, raised by Danes, must choose a side and play his part in the birth of a nation, alongside the man who would become known as King Alfred the Great.

Last Updated: 9/5/2022Network: Netflix
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Episode 10
star
8.37
534 votes

#1 - Episode 10

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/9/2022

Armies converge in an epic, final showdown that determines the fate of a king's dream for England — and Uhtred's hope of securing his family's future.

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Episode 10
star
8.31
1093 votes

#2 - Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/19/2018

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

Directors: Ed Bazalgette
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Episode 8
star
8.22
2833 votes

#3 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/28/2015

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

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Episode 10
star
8.20
888 votes

#4 - Episode 10

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/26/2020

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

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Episode 8
star
8.20
2535 votes

#5 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/4/2017

When King Alfred is told the great sum of Aethelflaed's ransom - and the horror that will likely befall his daughter if Wessex does not pay - he feels there can be only one way forward.

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Episode 9
star
8.03
1049 votes

#6 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/19/2018

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.

Directors: Ed Bazalgette
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Episode 4
star
8.01
2660 votes

#7 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/6/2017

Guthred’s lack of judgement has divided Northumbria. Having sworn his allegiance to Alfred once again, Uhtred must travel North to defeat the brothers Erik and Sigefrid, take back Eoferwic and reassert Guthred’s authority. Alfred spots an opportunity to remind Guthred of his duty to Wessex and sends Aethelwold to join Uhred’s riding party. But with the responsibility of ensuring Eoferwic’s future as a Christian region thrust upon him, Aethelwold’s judgement becomes clouded. Joining Brida and Ragnar’s men in Loidis, Uhtred and the others discuss a plan of attack and turn their attention to Dunholm. Ragnar is intent on avenging Kjartan: can Uhtred come to his aid without defying Alfred? Meanwhile, a confrontation with the Northmen brings a shocking turn of events and elsewhere, hostility is rife when Sven attempts to reason with Thyra. But will she want to hear what her captive has to say?

Directors: Jon East
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Episode 6
star
7.99
2521 votes

#8 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/20/2017

Winchester celebrates Aethelred and Aethelflaed's wedding, but the festivities are short-lived as the clouds of war gather and Alfred runs out of options to keep the peace. When rumours swirl, Alfred's mistrust of Uhtred reaches a new low and Uhtred is relegated in his duties as the warlord of Wessex. Aethelred is called to step up to the plate, but a fatal mistake allows Erik and Sigefrid to outwit the Saxons and terror reigns.

Directors: Jamie Donoughue
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Episode 4
star
7.98
901 votes

#9 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/26/2020

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.

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Episode 7
star
7.96
2508 votes

#10 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/27/2017

Aethelflaed is missing and Aethelred and the Saxons return to Winchester to break the news to King Alfred, while Uhtred goes home to Gisela with plans to uncover the truth by his own means

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Episode 5
star
7.96
2915 votes

#11 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/7/2015

Uhtred volunteers for a stealth mission to outflank the Danes and destroy their ships, but is challenged to a fight with Ubba.

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Episode 7
star
7.94
2737 votes

#12 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/21/2015

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

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Episode 5
star
7.94
1083 votes

#13 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/19/2018

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

Directors: Jon East
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Episode 6
star
7.94
2756 votes

#14 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/14/2015

Uhtred and Leofric lead a raiding party into Cornwall; the party become mercenaries; Uhtred attracts the attention of a beautiful sorceress queen.

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Episode 4
star
7.92
1073 votes

#15 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/19/2018

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

Directors: Andy De Emmony
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Episode 8
star
7.89
489 votes

#16 - Episode 8

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/9/2022

Upon learning of Aethelhelm's location, Uhtred proposes an audacious attack to rescue Aelfwynn and restore his birthright — but Edward is cautious.

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Episode 7
star
7.86
1051 votes

#17 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/19/2018

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

Directors: Jan Matthys
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Episode 3
star
7.86
2728 votes

#18 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/30/2017

Betrayed by Guthred and condemned to a life of slavery, Uhtred and Halig, along with fellow slave Finan, are forced to row endlessly on a trader ship. Meanwhile, in order to gain their allegiance, Guthred welcomes Aelfric and the savage Dane brothers Erik and Sigefrid into Eoferwic,- a reward for dispatching Uhtred. But when a dispute in the terms threatens to jeopardise the agreement, Guthred offers Gisela as a peace offering. but will she comply? Having been released from imprisonment by Alfred, Ragnar and Brida are given instruction to rescue Uhtred. Accompanied by Saxon warrior Steapa, Ragnar and Hild set off in search of the slave ship. But, with the conditions at sea worsening, will they be able to find Uhtred and Halig in time? As Ragnar travels north to confront the men who sold Uhtred into slavery, he discovers that Guthred is steadily losing control of his power. Erik and Sigefrid have failed to defeat Kjartan and are still at large in the north setting up a stronghold at York once more. Meanwhile in Wessex, Alfred seeks to further his influence over Mercia by arranging a marriage for his daughter Aethelflaed.

Directors: Jon East
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Episode 9
star
7.85
882 votes

#19 - Episode 9

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/26/2020

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

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Episode 9
star
7.84
485 votes

#20 - Episode 9

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/9/2022

Edward marches his troops north while Uhtred recruits a small force to infiltrate Bebbanburg. King Constantin arrives to meet his new bride, Aelfwynn.

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Episode 4
star
7.83
521 votes

#21 - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/9/2022

Rivals secretly advance competing successors upon the death of a Mercian ruler. Brida finds solace in the faith of her prisoner, Father Pyrlig.

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Episode 7
star
7.83
886 votes

#22 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/26/2020

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

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Episode 4
star
7.82
2919 votes

#23 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/31/2015

A cunning tactical play by King Alfred keeps Uhtred close at heel, but it’s not long before Uhtred realizes he’s been tricked and his relationship with the King hits a new low. King Alfred then invites Uhtred to peace talks only to use him as a pawn, handing Uhtred over as a hostage to the Danes. However, the turn of events reunites Uhtred with his Danish brother Ragnar the Younger. When the tides turn once again and threaten Uhtred’s life, Ragnar proves to be a true ally and quite possibly, Uhtred’s saving grace. Meanwhile, a great battle looms over Wessex.

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Episode 3
star
7.82
510 votes

#24 - Episode 3

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/9/2022

In the aftermath of the tragic battle for Eoferwic, Sigtryggr is forced to make a painful choice. Edward learns of Aethelhelm's intrigues in Mercia.

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Episode 2
star
7.81
912 votes

#25 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/26/2020

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.

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