The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television

Anglo Saxons

BBC Two original historical drama The Last Kingdom dropped its third season on Netflix November 19, 2018.

#TheLastKingdom is based on literature / has been renewed for a 4th season.

rottentomatoes: 87%

metacritic: 78

imdb: 8.3

***SPOILERS AHEAD***




Uhtred Ragnarson, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Alexander DreymonUhtred Ragnarson

The Kingdom of Northumbria is invaded by Danish Vikings off the coast of England in 866 AD.  During this engagement Lord Uhtred of Bebbanburg’s son is taken in by Earl Ragnar and raised as a Pagan.


Uhtred Ragnarson, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Alexander DreymonUhtred Ragnarson, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Alexander Dreymon “Oh, look at this place…   I do, very pretty.  I’ve only just washed.  Brida has her own mind.  I just thought in order to be a real Dane I had to marry a Dane.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“Do you ever think of your English life?  Who you were before we came to Ragnar?  I think of who I– men below.  That’s Kjartan!  Remember him?  That must be Sven.  This is wrong.  We need to tell Ragnar.  Then we go up and around, we leave the horses and run.  Oh, no… look at that man, the Saxon.  His name is Scallion.  He works with my uncle.  He’ll tell him that I’m dead.  I see him with Kjartan.  And what makes them believe they can do this without punishment?  I need to kill someone.  And I choose him.  Come on!  You know who I am, it’s me yo’re looking for.  It’s me your looking for.  You reembner me?  You remember me?  By right, it belongs to young Ragnar.  We tell the story and then what?  I will not stand by and have everything that is mine taken from me.  I’m going back… to the beginning.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“I am Uhtred of Bebbanburg, and I shall take what is mine!  Bebbanburg is mine!” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“Head for the woods.  Go right, there’s a gully over that ridge.  He looked like my father.  He has an army.  He is the choice of the Danes!  No, we have Ubba.  We go to him with our story.  With his army, we avenge Ragnar’s death and we take back Bebbanburg.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“You know of Ragnar?  Ragnar was a father to me.  I loved him.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“And you can serve him.  I’m here to serve myself.  Alfred means nothing to me but a path to take back what’s rightfully mine.  My land, my wealth, and my title.  He will have a use for me, but I will have a use for him.  He will see what I allow him to see.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“I’ve made promises… revenge and such.  She brings land.  I’ll become a Lord under Alfred.  I’ll be able to make wealth; gather men.  Take back what’s mine.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“A warrior can only die once!  Why die in vain?” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“I wish to be seen as an Aelderman.  Because I am an Aelderman.  This is England.  One kingdom is what you said.  Then that’s what I want; that’s what I deserve, land.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“I am an Aelderman.  I am an Aelderman by birth, Lord.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“Land and silver is what all men desire, and I’m no different.  But believe me, Lord, I have no need of a wife.  My sword is yours.  Everything that I have has been taken from me.  I need title.  I need to make my wealth.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“To remind me of Earl Ragnar.  God created everything that surrounds me: the fields, the fields, the rivers, the forest.  The land is my church.  And I pray each day, Lord, in silence.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“Yes, but you cannot be a friend to all men.  There are times, lord, when you must be ruthless.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“I do.  They should have been dispatched to Corpse Hall.  Now they think you weak.  Men must fear you.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“Osferth, at times we are all afraid.  Courage is finding the will to overcome your fear, nothing more.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“Shackled by oaths to both Wessex and Mercia, it seems fate has made my sword Saxon.  Even though, in my heart, I remain a Dane.  I, Uhtred, son of Uhtred, shall be the warrior to bind kingdom to kingdom.  Honor bound to forge Alfred’s dream of an England.  But one day, my sword will belong to Bebbanburg.  Destiny is all.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“What if I am Christian by birth and a Dane by my heart?  What then?” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“Like Sihtric, some of you may doubt me.  I understand why.  There have been times of late when I’ve doubted myself.  Those times are behind me now.  I am a lord without wealth, without land.  I can’t offer silver or the walls of a fortress behind which you can grow fat and lazy.  Follow me and I will take you down a hard, brutal path.  But it is a path that leads to the one thing every true warrior desires: reputation.  Follow me and you will have my sword and my oath.  For whether you are Dane or Saxon, I swear I will die to protect each and every one of you.  My mind is clear about what must be done, but I cannot do it without you.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“I am heathen, Lord.  I believe in the old gods.” — Uhtred Ragnarson

“What comes next, Lord, is life.  It continues.  It always will.  You have had your time.  Soon it will be the turn of others.  God, or the gods… they will decide.” — Uhtred Ragnarson


Lord Uhtred, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Matthew MacfadyenLord Uhtred

“Boy!  The tide is on the turn!  I’m not warning you again!  Danes… the devil’s turds.  No.  They come as Vikings.  We go!  Go!  Go!  Where’s my son?  Uhtred, take a half-dozen men and ride to the river.  There are Pagans there, you watch them, see how many they are!  Do nothing more.  You understand?  We must act.  Uhtred, do not fight them, not a single one.  Be back by night fall.  Our sins be damned, they are here to support the Viking army in Eoferwic.  Alferic!  We take in as many women and elders as we can, and the rest to higher ground and out of sight.  Send word to rouse the country.  I want every man inside this fortress.  And every man must be prepared to die.” — Lord Uhtred

“Why do I leave the villages unprotected, and bring the men inside?  Is that your question?  A village can be rebuilt, a warrior can die only once.  The Danes maybe heading south to Eoferwic.  But they will kill whoever they can on the way.  Now go find the priest.” — Lord Uhtred

“Bury what’s left of him.  Remind me of the last words I spoke to him.  Do not fight, means do not fight.  There was no fight to be had until Eoferwic.  You… you are now called Uhtred.  Uhtred, son of Uhtred.  You have your stone, the amber?  The priest will show you your history, the parchments.  Make him understand who he is.  Do what you must, but do as I ask.  We were kings here once, boy!  Kings of all the lands between Rivers Tuede and Tine.  Yes, we should, but it doesn’t matter what they call us, so long as they obey.  Our ancestors took this land, and it has been strengthened with out blood and bone.  And now you are the new heir of Bebbanburg, do you hear me?  And you will die for it if needed.  No, you are Uhtred!  Have you not been listening to me!  Do not tell me what it is you will do, you are just a pup!  You will give me nothing, you will watch and you will learn!  Put him in the water before his mother’s tongue gives me grief.  I need you to take 30 men and remain here at Babbenburg. Protect the boy, he is the heir.  Thirty will hold and is few enough to feed.  Will you do this for me?  Thank you.” — Lord Uhtred

“It’s a Pagan’s hell.  But there are more, there must be… they have conceded to higher ground.  Shield!” — Lord Uhtred

“Come night fall, we’ll be rid of this plague and counting our share of the plunder!  Kill them all!  Go!  Transfer all your shield and drive!  Drive!  Push!  Keep pushing!  It’s working!  Drive them!  Not yet!  Not yet!  Legs!  Legs!  Legs protect your legs!  Follow me!  Follow me!” — Lord Uhtred


Osbert, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Tom TaylorOsbert / Uhtred Ragnarson

“Ships!  There!  Are they traders?  Ships!  I saw them first, on the beach.  Danes.  They’re heading for the river!” — Osbert

“Yes, Father.  He, uh, wants to know if you’re ready.  Um, a letter?  Father can’t read nor write.  King Aella could have sent a man on horseback.  Why do we fight for Eoferwic?  I heard it said that we were Pagans once; that Woden and Odin are the same.  I heard the Pagans have fierce Gods of War.  But what if I had a hound called Woden?  What if I didn’t, what would you do then?  What would you do then?  What if you had a pig named, Thor?  Is it really St. Cuthbert’s comb?  He was humping the servant girl.  No.  Nope!” — Osbert

“No!  Yes, Father.  Yes, Father.  And I will give you the head of the man who killed Uhtred.  She’s not my mother.” — Osbert

“Where are the people, the soldiers?  With… without me?  Where’s the priest?  I’m not hungry.” — Osbert

“No… no, not without me!  No!  The chicken is on your platter.  Have you always been blind?  Prisoners… just now a king.  No.  Yes, and a gray man sits in between them.  If I get to live?  What did you mean?  When you said if I get to live?  I’ve heard of Wessex.  Uhtred… I am the Aelderman of Bebbanburg.  I am… I own the lands to the north.  He… he was not fond of me.” — Osbert

“Hey, Ragnar Ragnarson!  How about you teach me how to use a sword.” — Osbert

“A wolf?  That was it, a wolf.  Did you see that?  Stay up there.  Stay up there, Thyra.  It’s Sven, he won’t hurt you.  That was a real sword!  I saw it.  Thyra.” — Osbert

“Yes.  He’s a turd.  I began the fight.  Dane’s have murdered for less.  I wish to eat.  I wish to eat!  Yes, Lord.” — Osbert

“What is it?  But what?  I can’t.  I… I do want it!  I’m trying.  I… I do want it!  Thank you.  Tell me about Denmark… …your home.” — Osbert

“What if I’m against being ransomed?  Pay Ragnar?  But I have no family.  I am fed, yes.  Oh, this… they make me wear it.  He… he asked if you were treating me well.  That seal is my father’s which is now mine!  Am I not for ransom anymore?  You bought me for how much?  How much is too much?  Does this mean I’m a Dane?” — Osbert


King Osbert, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Matt DevereKing Osbert

“What kind of hell is this?  We out number them!  Nothing changes, we attack with half our number, the second half have to follow, once we have the measure of them.  Kingaler, yours and Lord Uhtred’s armies will attack in the first wave.  Prepare!  Prepare!  My shield!” — King Osbert


Young Uhtred, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television

Uhtred of Bebbanburg son of Uhtred

“Of course, Father.  Yes, Father.  Yes, father.” — Uhtred

“We’ll meet sword with sword!  You are pagans!  We have the greater god on our side!” — Uhtred


Glenna, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Elizabeth ConboyGlenna

“Oswart?  What is it?  What ships?  Oh, God and his saints preserve us. they have no soul.  We must pray.  They are sent by God to punish us for our sins.  You must instruct the priest to pray for our deliverance.” — Glenna

“Beo–  Boecca he’s cleansed.” — Glenna


Aelfric, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Joseph MillsonAelfric

“Lord?  Get them inside!” — Aelfric

“He rides Uhtred’s horse.  You told him to watch, do not fight.  We have no idea of the circumstance– he was young.  And we should be kings again.  Will you take him with you to battle to watch and learn?  He’s old enough.  I’d rather be with you at Eoferwic, but I’ll do as you ask.” — Aelfric

“On the road to Eoferwic, led by your father.  He will join the two other kings of Northumbria.  You are to remain at Babbenburg with your kindly uncle.  I am sworn to keep you safe.  Should you wish to fight we can always arm-wrestle.  With your father.  Eat.  You have work to do, Uhtred, in the stables; thankfully, we have been left horses.  You should eat.  We have work to do, horse shit to shovel.  Come and find me when you’ve finished.  Scallion, if my brother falls in battle, the boy must fall.” — Aelfric

“I don’t know you, you don’t have the appearance of a messenger and Ubba’s payments not yet due.  Ah, well I have no ships, I need no ship’s master.  Well… not now, not quite.  Perhaps.  Buy back?” — Aelfric

“Scallion, here.  How much?  That is a ridiculous amount.  How can a boy be worth 300 pieces of silver?  He is a boy.  I am the Aelderman of Babbenburg.  I carry the seal and the banner.  My Lords, I have given up land, horses; I have offered a generous supply of food as well as my sword.  All I ask in return is a fair price for my only nephew.  I will offer 100 pieces of silver.  My allegiance and 100 pieces is surely a fair price.  I will give 120 pieces of silver for the boy.  Very well, 200 pieces.  I agree to your terms.  What?  My Lords, I have come a long way.  I have offered my allegiance.” — Aelfric

“Is it Scallion?  Could be one of Kjartan’s men.  Horses!  Hoof-marks.  There must be hoof-marks.  Hoof-marks.  There must be hoof-marks somewhere!  Fetch more men.  I want him found!  We’ll go as far as Mercia if need be, but I want him found and I want him dead.” — Aelfric


Beocca, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Ian HartFather Beocca

“Come in, Osbert, don’t skulk in the shadows.  Almost.  Do you know what I am tasked with?  A response to a letter, this letter, from King Aella, asking your father for his support; his army, to help recapture the City of Eoferwic.  This is why it is important for you to be able to read and write.  Yeah, but who’s to say the man on horseback speaks the truth.  Or has remembered the true message?  What these letters will represent is history; facts… your father is informing King Aella, and King Osbert, he will be alongside their armies at Eoferwic.  And the mark of Bebbanburg will guarantee the truth of it.  Well, we fight for Eoferwic because we do not wish to see England, piece-by-piece, become Daneland.  We saw the error of our ways and we looked to Rome.  Well, we are right and they are mistaken.  Osbert, we are blessed.  I should make you swear on St. Cuthbert’s comb never to mention the likes of Woden again.  You haven’t, you have not!  Come; let’s go see your father?  Come!  A pig called, Thor… of course, it’s St. Cuthbert’s comb, and his holy hair lies in the teeth of the comb.  Where was your father last?  That’s a lie, Osbert.  Are you never gonna tire of teasing?” — Beocca

“Osbert?!  Osbert.  Come on… you wanted to see Osbert, my Lord.  Lord, I… I should like to baptize him again.  Well, if he arrives at Heavens gate as Uhtred, they may wonder what’s happened to Osbert.  Lord.” — Beocca

“Heavenly Father, receive your servant, Uhtred, into the Holy kind of the Saints and into the ranks of the most bright angels.  Let your holy waters cleanse him and make him worthy of your blessing.  Make him your instrument and your rod.  Let him realize the significance of the written word so that he may learn of your glory and in turn, may spread your word.  Let him grow in wisdom and in respect, so he may lead in a Godly manner.  Amen.  Uhtred, son of Uhtred of Bebbanburg, welcome to the Christian world.  Behold your people and your lands.” — Beocca

“They are tiring, they can’t fight back.  We’re winning, look.  Dear God, no… dear God, of infinite mercy, no this!  Lift up your sword and spare these men of England who fight in your name.  Let the heathens hearts crumble and wither.  Restore your power upon these men of England, so they can glorify your name with the blood of the devils.  Have mercy now lord, do not forsake us, do not forsake England.” — Beocca

“Uhtred.  Are they treating you well?  Good, good.  That’s all we ask.  And what is this around your neck, some symbol?  May I see it?  Look, I will speak plainly; your uncle will kill you.  Right, you can not go back to Bebbanburg, you must escape.  He wants to be the Aelderman; he wants to be a king, in fact, like the pathetic Egbert over there.  A puppet king for his Danish masters.  You should go to Wessex.  King Aethelred, real king Aethelred they are good men, good Christian men.  Uhtred.  I will meet you there.  That will not be necessary.” — Beocca


Earl Ragnar, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Peter GantzlerEarl Ragnar, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Peter Gantzler Earl Ragnar, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Peter GantzlerEarl Ragnar the Fearless

“Taste.  Yes.  I see a clear river, fish as big as a man’s leg, and more than that, I see a place to grow fat and old.  Yeah, and I see spies, shitting themselves.  Kjartan, I think we should teach that boy a lesson.” — Earl Ragnar

“All this way and no reception party.  Guthrum!  I’m fine, I’m hungry!  He’s coming.  Ubba, I brought men and horses.  Good to see you.  Are you well?  He did nothing.  He brought his warriors into the fortress and kept them inside.  This is true?  So, when do we fight?  But are divided.  Three kings, but only one who an lead them, this Uhtred… Ubba, did you say I was old?  Ubba, I have seen the land outside the city.  I have a plan in mind, a good plan.  And my son would like to wet his sword, with you.  So do we fight?” — Earl Ragnar

“Shield!  Wall!  Kill them all!  Take him!  Close the sealed wall!  Close the wall and take him!  Yeah.  Yeah.” — Earl Ragnar

“Leave her!  Leave her!  She is to live!  Some of the young ones can come in useful.  Father, there’s the boy I spoke of.  I’ve never seen a man get the better of you yet.” — Earl Ragnar

“I am thinking of keeping them both, the boy and the girl; they can help your mother.  Disagree?  Perhaps.” — Earl Ragnar

“They’re only children.  You want to be sold boy?  Speak up.  You want to eat?  You want to eat?  You know what?  I say you starve.  Fighting is expected, disobedience is not.” — Earl Ragnar

“Kjartan!  Kjartan!  He brought this sword on to my land.  I will have words with him.  He has offended me.  He meant no harm?  He looked at my daughter’s nakedness.  Shall I make a square of branches?  Are you gonna fight me for your son or fetch him?  You laid hands on my daughter.  You stripped her naked.  Is this true, half-naked.  Then I shall only take his one eye.  Kjartan, you are banished from my land.” — Earl Ragnar

“I have something for you.  An amulet; Thor’s hammer.  Ah, but, um… you’re Christian.  Take it.  Do you want it?  Take it!  Take it!  No, I don’t think so.  What can I say about Denmark?  It’s wet.  And harsh… and the ground is so flat and sandy you can’t grow a fart.  Which is why we are here in England.  To grow.  And why young Ragnar will soon be going for Ireland.  You made me… proud today… Uhtred… you made me proud.” — Earl Ragnar

“Keep them over there, tether the horses.  That is enough whispering in his ear, priest.  One more word and I’ll have your ball-bag for a purse.  What did he say?  Which is why you are allowed to breathe.  If you have an argument it’s with me now.  If business is done, we have ale to drink.  You heard Ubba, I bought you.  I thought I might sacrifice you to Odin.  Too much.  My swords weight in silver.  I agree, I may have been robbed, but we like you boy, we’re going to keep you.  It means is that you are Uhtred Ragnarson.  You are a son to me now.” — Earl Ragnar

“Uhtred, with me; you can help me slaughter the goats.  The goats will be pleased.  This is an excuse to talk, that’s all.  With Thyra to be married; maybe it’s time you got together with Brida.  There are men, good men, asking about her.  So you have to decide what you are to her, what you are to each other.  She has… but I see the way she looks at you.  She’s watching the charcoal tonight in the woods.  Take my horse and join her.  The earth will be warm.  Why not?  Come on.  I love you like I love young Ragnar.” — Earl Ragnar

“Fire!  Thyra!  Wake up! …wake up!  Fire!  Come on!  Come on!  Come.  Come quickly!  Come!  This one’s open, this one’s open!  Come on, follow me.  This way.  Take her with you to Valhalla.  I will meet you there.” — Earl Ragnar


Ragnar Ragnarson, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Tobias SantelmannRagnar the Younger

“Father.” — Ragnar Ragnarson

“soon, I hope.  Then we kill him and Northumbria is ours, all of it.” — Ragnar Ragnarson

“He’s like a wasp.  The wasp has lost its sting.  Are you sure he’s a Saxon?  He fights like a Dane.” — Ragnar Ragnarson

“No, but we did kill his father.  And if he is an Aelderman, we could sell him for a ransom.” — Ragnar Ragnarson

“My horse.  Hey, Uhtred of wherever.  We don’t teach slaves how to fight.  That tongue of yours will be your death boy.  Now get back to work!” — Ragnar Ragnarson

“What’s this?  You been fighting again?  I don’t think he wants it.  To make my wealth.  If you want land or silver you have to take it.” — Ragnar Ragnarson

“Well, war is how a man makes his wealth.” — Ragnar Ragnarson

“Lord… you are never more alive than when you sail a ship onto a new shore.” — Ragnar Ragnarson


Ravn, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Rutger HauerRavn

“Fresh.  Sweet water.    What else do you see?  Horses.” — Ravn

“The one who almost killed you?  And you’re leaving him with me?  Cut me some chicken.  Careful, the blade is sharp.  It can kill a man.  Oh, I see enough.  So… who have they been killing below?  Did he die well?  Then he shouldn’t have keen king.  Tell me, who sits in the middle of the hall?  Is it a big man and a small man?  If you get to live, you should beware of the big man: Ubba.  My advice for you is to never cross Ubba and never, never fight him.  He listens to no one but the Gods.  Men who take orders from the Gods are unpredictable.  You’re my prisoner.  The gray man will be Egbert, he’s a Saxon Aelderman.  He has pledged allegiance and now he calls himself a king.  He is king of nothing.  Soon all of the kings in England shall be kings of nothing.  Northumbria’s ours, Mercia will soon be ours.  Then East Anglia, Cornwallum and then the greatest prize is the last kingdom: Wessex.  Anything will grow in Wessex.  Tell me your name.  You are?  How long have you been the Aelderman of these lands?  Your father chose to fight us.  And is now… dead.  I now understand why my son spared you… …Uhtred of Bebbanburg, you are a warrior.  Have some ale.  Drink it… …lots of it.” — Ravn

“What does the play involve?  Not a servant?  Who started it?  Who began the fight?  For no other reason than that he’s a turd?” — Ravn

“Your family has discovered that you’re still alive, and they wish for you to be returned; but they must pay.  Ubba takes more than half.  It’s normal.” — Ravn

“300.  Because I say so, because he is a Lord, an Aelderman.  For ransom, Lord.  Ransomed, Lord.” — Ravn

“He doesn’t know anything about necklaces.  You might as well ask me.” — Ravn


Earl Ubba, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Rune TemteEarl Ubba

“Ragnar.  You made a gift of his own son’s head?  How did this Lord react?  King Aella and King Osbert, they, uh, both lay claim to Eoferwic.  I am still to decide.  fools or not, they have three armies.  They have numbers.  Listen to him, listen to the boy, he reminds me of me!  Storri?  I’m not getting old.  Storri?  Hmm… then we fight.” — Earl Ubba

“Ease.  Ease!  Ease!  Ease!” — Earl Ubba

“You will be silent.  You are for sale, nothing more.  That’s what I said.  What would you say is a fair price?  Two hundred.  It is not.  Not enough!  The boy’s sold to Earl Ragnar.  That’s what I said!  So the matter is closed!  And king Egbert needs to sit.” — Earl Ubba


Earl Guthrum, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Thomas W. Gabrielsson Earl Guthrum

“Earl Ragnar.  How are you?  And your boy.  It was no cowardice.  Restraint.  He is saving his men.  That man is Uhtred.  One of the three kings of Northumbria, a warrior king.  The other two are fools, they would rather be here fighting each other.  They have the strangest of names.  Of course, when I was younger.  He’s just a boy.” — Earl Guthrum


Storri, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Henning Valin JakobsenStorri

“Yeah, when you were younger.  Just saying.  No.  The signs are good.  Only this morning I saw a raven, flying towards the Saxon camp, and he was asking me to follow I’m sure of it.” — Storri


Kjartan, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Alexandre WillaumeKjartan

“Taking her in.  At speed.” — Kjartan

“Earl Ragnar, let me first say, he’s a… he’s a good boy.  In time, he’ll serve on your ship.  He… he… he will honor you and he meant no harm, Lord.  And he was punished.  Your Saxon slave cut him.  Sven!  Come out here.  Tell him what you have to say.  He can’t hear you.  He is at an age, Lord.  No, Lord, please!” — Kjartan

“No, Lord, I was a ship’s master.  I have news that you will want to hear.  I would want something in return, Lord.  But perhaps e could continue to help each other.  Two days south of here.  This little rat with the man I used to serve until he banished me.  He has a slave, treats him well.  This is a slave you are entitled to buy back if you wish to.  It’s your newphew, Uhtred, Lord.  He lives.” — Kjartan

“In front of the door.  That’s it!  Be ready.  Find the silver!  Now!  Search in the back!  Come on, we’re leaving soon.  Burn it to the ground.  The main thing is to keep the horses together, yeah.  Don’t leave any weapons behind.  Move those over and we’ll look in the back.  Don’t leave anything in there just bring it all out.  There’s no more!  We are going.  Bring the horses.” — Kjartan


Hylda, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Andrea Vagn JensenHylda

“Brida, be careful not to spill the water, you’ll turn the floor to mud.  Uhtred, wood needs to be chopped.  Brida, you can do the goats.  Only when work is done.  I don’t like our daughter having to play with slaves.  They have a place.  Grumpy…” — Hylda

“With Sven?  Kjartan’s son?  Uhtred, he’s much bigger than you.  Why do you say that?  Uhtred, that’s enough!” — Hylda

“Brida, not that way!  Take the goat out the side.  It’s beautiful, it really is.  I can’t believe I’m losing you already!  And if he does not treat you well, you just come marching right back across that field.” — Hylda

“Ragnar, smoke!” — Hylda


Young Brida, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Jocelyn MacnabBrida

“Uhtred!  Board watch out!  I saw it, it’s sharp teeth and yellow eyes.  I see them.  They are as big as Ubba and smell worse.  Look!  But he’ll kill us.  He will kill us!  Run!” — Brida


Adult Brida, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Emily CoxAdult Brida

“Next time, I promise!  Later you can sweep the floor.” — Brida

“What are you doing here?  No.  Do you?  Shh!  Voices… Danes.  Who are they?  They are between us and the wall.  They’re searching for Ragnar’s wealth.  They’ll never find it.  Get down!  Let him do it.  He and your uncle, maybe they’re in it together?  Shh!  They will be punished, but not by you.  Uhtred, listen to me, we serve Ragnar best alive, we tell the story.  No.  Uhtred, no!  Yes… but we spend what we need to spend; we stay alive.  We find a new Lord to serve.  Where?” — Brida

“And now he knows you are alive, he’ll keep looking for you.  All you have is me!” — Brida

“I prefer the company of the Gods, to stupid men.” — Brida

“To be Viking is a way of life.” — Brida


Young Thyra, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Madeleine PowerThyra

“Will there be time for Uhtred to play?” — Thyra

“We built a hall in the Gorge.  I’m a mistress, Uhtred is a warrior.  It is a game.  Don’t let the wolves get to me Uhtred.  Use the fire to keep them away.  Uhtred?  Uhtred, what is happening?  Uhtred!  Uhtred!” — Thyra

“Yes.  Sven began the fight!” — Thyra


Lady Thyra, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Julia Bache-WiigAdult Thyra

“Mother, look!  I will be living across the field.  Uhtred, do you like my wedding necklace?  The door is blocked!” — Thyra


King Alfred, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, David DawsonAlfred, King of Wessex

“I spend much of my time in here.  Do you read, Uhtred?  Do not underestimate the power of the written word.  When a man dies, if nothing is written, he is soon forgotten.  For instance, who is remembering Earl Ragnar?” — King Alfred

“Yet, in Eoferwic, they are saying that you killed him.  Kajartan, Karjartan, is that how you pronounce it?  Kjartan… …has benefited most from Ragnar’s death, he has taken his place and is Earl Kjartan now.  A great lord, with ships.  Whatever I discover about my enemies is written down.  It is in Kjartan’s interest to kill you, is it not?  He would not want Ragnar’s son to hear a different tale.  No.. and the Chieftain Ubba… although he himself has now traveled north, he has sent men to Mercia, asking of your whereabouts, but not your welfare I surmise?  I have eyes and ears in each of the kingdoms.” — King Alfred

“One day, it is my hope that all kingdoms will become united under one God.  If all men can agree, yes.  All that remains of England, is Wessex.  The birth of an England, the idea… of a single kingdom… called England has to begin here.  There is nowhere else.” — King Alfred

“Only by joining together and saving Wessex can we save England.” — King Alfred

“If I kill Aethelwold, I am admitting he has legitimate claim to the throne, which he does not.  That is how I think.  But to have a specimen of the heathen mind in council will be useful.” — King Alfred

“Would you perhaps, consider becoming an Aelderman by marriage?  I know of a marriage that would bring you land and title.  A woman helps you grow.  Grow roots and that is what you are missing.  Marriage would show your commitment to Wessex.” — King Alfred

“Are you offering me your sword, or are you selling me your sword?  To become an Aelderman you must possess land, that is the law.  However, stand at my side during the negotiations ahead, help me read my enemy, and in return, we shall talk further of wealth and reward.” — King Alfred

“In exchange for an agreed amount of grain, livestock and silver, I propose that you and your ships return to Lundene and remain there.  I further propose that you confine yourselves to East Anglia, Mercia, and Northumbria.  Wessex is Saxon, and as such, out-of-bounds to all Danes.  Then you will starve.  You have little food, no shelter and a weakened army.  It’s the Christian in me, the will of my God.  God.  There is only one.” — King Alfred

“They write what we speak.  Yes, every word.  They record history.  We are here creating history.  People will read of this very meeting.” — King Alfred

“Uhtred… I would never have given you up… to Ubba.  Not once.  The fact is, I would like you to swear an oath, on holy relics, a years service.  During which time you will help my warriors understand that the heathens are but men.  And in return, and in time, you shall have your own reward, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.  One year.” — King Alfred

“A good king relies upon good advice, Uhtred.” — King Alfred

“I am learning that the heathen cares only for personal gain.  A Dane could never suffer my gruel.” — King Alfred

“Sacrifice and penance are what separate us from the heathen.  I have my broth, you have your debt.” — King Alfred

“England, when it finally emerges, shall need a greater army.  Garrisons of many thousands of men, all will need feeding, and payment.  It is my intention that all land owners shall contribute to the feeding of this army and its commanders.  And I will need commanders, Uhtred.  Men like the great generals of Rome.  Look upon the debt as a gift; a means of proving your devotion to Wessex and to England.” — King Alfred

“I disagree.  War is how a man takes his wealth, Earl Ragnar, it is the land and trade that makes it.  And for the land and trade to flourish, there must be peace.  To be Viking is a way to die.  And there are many Danes, I believe, who want more from life than death.” — King Alfred

“Courage without the sword is the more difficult path.  It must, in time… become the only path.  I pray you find your peace sooner than I.” — King Alfred

“But if you were not such a disappointment, Aethelwold, I may have had you killed.  For the good of Wessex.  Never doubt it, every decision I make is for my country.” — King Alfred

“Good service past is no excuse for breaking the law of the land.” — King Alfred

“I cannot allow Uhtred’s betrayal nor this… illness to defeat me.  England must not be forgotten.  My dear, I will not see another year.  We know it.  We must continue forward.” — King Alfred

“Aethelwold… I am glad that you have come home.  I have decided, in part, to accept your word.  What you say is true.  The Danes are not like us, not yet.  We live by God’s laws.  And he has bestowed upon us uncountable blessings and untold mercies.  Wessex is a sacred place… a place of home and harvest… of fairness… and pity.  All that we love… all that we have built is here.  This land which holds the promise of England.  That is what you have put in danger.  For turning an eye to the Danes, the punishment… is blinding.  To see is to be wise.  A king sees with both eyes.  Aethelwold should lose both, but I will be merciful.  Only one eye will be taken.  Aethelwold may use the other to find the path to redemption.  Steapa.” — King Alfred

“May God protect them.  I say ‘may God protect them,’ but God often works through men.  He has worked through you in the past.  I know it.  No man alone could break the shield wall as you did at Ethandun.  You are baptized.  The devil, too, works through men.  My death will bring the devil in some men to the fore.  Even good men will be tempted by greed, power, glory, even.  Ah, yes.  They sit in my hall as we speak.  They eat my food, they drink my wine and ale, and they raise a cup to the happy pair.  May God help them.” — King Alfred

“You killed a man inside this palace.  Though I admit, there was provocation.  And I was wrong in both my judgment and my punishment.  I did not give you the respect nor trust that you deserved.  I was afraid.  I am afraid.  Not of you, not of death… but of losing everything that Wessex has become, everything that is written here in these pages.  My work must continue.  This land must grow.  An England must emerge and God must be praised.  We are and we remain the last true Saxon kingdom.  We cannot go on building walls between the tribes.  Similarly, we cannot be overrun.  That would render my time as worthless.  My father’s time, my brother’s time, it would all have been wasted.” — King Alfred

“Like me… like many in Wessex perhaps… my wife is afraid… of this. Of what will be written from this day on.  The uncertainty of what comes next.  But in which direction?  Who will reign?  Which God will be praised?  Which language spoken?  What laws will prevail?” — King Alfred

“But… my last act, for my God, must be to ensure that good men hold power.  That is what I must do.  And that is why you are here, in this room.” — King Alfred


Queen Aelswith, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Eliza ButterworthLady Aelswith, Queen of Wessex

“Lord, you shall see its birth, you will grow strong.  Has that marriage not served a purpose?  Aethelflaed has influence.  She’s far stronger than Aethelred the pretty.  What you have begun, Lord, shall continue.  Our children will build an England, I swear.” — Lady Aelswith

“The truth is we are living in different and dangerous times.  You will need all of your resolve.  Smile.” — Lady Aelswith


Aethelred, King of Mercia


Lady Aethelflaed, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Millie BradyLady Aethelflaed, Queen of Mercia


Prince Edward, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Timothy InnesPrince Edward


Aldhelm


Aethelwold, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Harry McEntireAethelwold


King Aethelred, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Alec NewmanKing Aethelred


Odda the Elder, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Simon KunzOdda the Elder


Earl Skorpa, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Jonas MalmsjöEarl Skorpa


Leofric, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Adrian BowerLeofric


Mildrith, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Amy WrenMildrith


Queen Iseult, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Charlie MurphyQueen Iseult


Lady Gisela, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Peri BaumeisterLady Gisela


Lady Hild, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Eva BirthistleAbbess Hild


Finan, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Mark RowleyFinan


Sihtric, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Arnas FedaraviciusSihtric Kjartanson


Steapa, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Adrian BouchetSteapa


Haesten, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Jeppe Beck LaursenEarl Haesten


Cnut, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Magnus BruunEarl Cnut


Sigefried and Erik, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Björn Bengtsson, Christian HillborgSigefrid and Erik


Skade and Bloodhair, The Last Kingdom, BBC Two, BBC America, Netflix, Carnival Film and Television, Thea Sofie Loch Næss, Ola RapaceSkade and Bloodhair


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