Netflix is home to one of the most underrated shows, The Last Kingdom. If you’re looking for a binge worthy series and you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, Braveheart, The Gladiator and a really good looking cast…you’re going to love The Last Kingdom. Summary – As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred – born a Saxon but raised by Vikings – seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.
GOOD NEWS – Netflix has renewed for a 4th Season!
A little history lesson…compliments of Wikipedia
The main events of the reign of Alfred the Great and his heirs are well recorded, and a number of men called Uhtred ruled from Bamburgh Castle, most notably Uhtred the Bold more than a century later. The people identified as “Danes” came from many places of Denmark, including Southern Sweden and Norway which were Danish during the Viking era. Historians believe that the Danish invaders of Northumbria came from Jutland in Denmark, as mentioned in Cornwell’s books, as well as some of the Danish islands and East Denmark (southern Sweden).
Ubba from Season One really existed. He is thought to have led a mixed force including Frisians and men from Ireland. The TV series Vikings has him born in Norway and the son of Ragnar Lodbrok. There are records that support this, but some historians doubt it.