The Last Kingdom Season2 / Anglo-Saxon England


Warrior Uhtred continues to play his part in the birth of a nation, alongside King Alfred. Uhtred sets out to avenge his father’s death and recapture his ancestral lands.  –BBC TWO

Historical Figures

Guthred or Guthfrith ( Guðrøðr; died 24 August 895) was the king of Viking Northumbria from circa 883 until his death.

Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians (or Ealdorman Æthelred of Mercia) became ruler of English Mercia shortly after the death of its last king, Ceolwulf II in 879.

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In the mid-880s (with the most likely political context being the occupation of London in 886), Alfred sealed the strategic alliance between the surviving English kingdoms by marrying Æthelflæd to Æthelred.

Historical Background 

Lundenburh : English rule in London was restored by 886. Alfred quickly set about establishing fortified towns or burhs across southern England to improve his kingdom’s defences: London was no exception. Within ten years, the settlement within the old Roman walls was re-established, now known as Lundenburh. The old Roman walls were repaired and the defensive ditch was re-cut. These changes effectively marked the beginning of the present City of London, the boundaries of which are still to some extent defined by its ancient city walls. —Anglo-Saxon London|Viking attacks