The Last Kingdom is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. The series was developed for television by Stephen Butchard.
Uhtred is a warrior who was born a noble Saxon and the rightful heir to his ancestral land of Bebbanburg.
Finan is arguably Uhtred's closest friend. The two first crossed paths when they were enslaved on a boat.
Brida is a Dane woman who grew up with Uhtred and became romantically involved with him when they reached adulthood.
Sihtric is another one of Uhtred's longtime allies, frequently seen charging into battles alongside Finan and Osferth.
Aelswith is the pious widow of the late King Alfred and mother to the reigning King Edward and Mercian ruler Lady Aethelflaed.
Osferth is an illegitimate son of the late King Alfred, who originally pursued a life as a monk before joining Uhtred's entourage.
King Edward is the son of Alfred the Great and current ruler of Wessex. He strives to achieve his later father's dream.
Aethelflaed is the daughter of the late King Alfred and the current ruler of Mercia. he became queen there after her abusive husband Aethelred died.
Aldhelm is one of Lady Aethelflaed's closest allies. He has been in love with the queen for many year.