It aired on April 26, 2020. The subsequent standoff is broken by Edward and Aethelflaed’s mother, Aelswith (Eliza Butterworth), and by Uhtred. He’s out here already helping Wessex and Mercia without the marriage lol. Isn’t her husband still alive? The show is an adaption of Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling series of historical novels known as "The Saxon Stories." Aelswith, however, appeals to Edward’s family loyalty. A military coup is in the offing. Uhtred knows that Aethelflaed's "destiny" lies elsewhere. "Episode 31" is the fifth episode of the fourth season of The Last Kingdom. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Fans believe Aethelflaed reacted badly to the idea due to her traumatic relationship with her own husband, she may have also been against the age gap between her daughter and Eardwulf. So if Uhtred is about 5 years younger than Alfred, that would make him 48 by the end of the 3rd Season. ... princess Aethelflaed. She proved to be a capable ruler, and a popular one. Honestly Aethelflaed would never leave Mercia, it's more than a place she married into, it's her home, and she is their Queen, she genuinely cares what happens to it and sees it as her responsibility to rule(she is their leader in the truest sense of the word) it's a huge part of her identity, a similarity she shares with her father(could you ever imagine Alfred leaving Wessex?). The Last Kingdom is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. Coincidence worked in everyone's favor once more as the now strengthened army with commanders that didn't agree turned on Sigefrid to save Uhtred and Aethelflaed. During her early years, Æthelflæd witnessed her father take back large swathes of England from the Vikings (Danes), starting with the famous battle of Edington in Wiltshire, a key turning point in the … Spoilers ahead. Personally, I keep thinking back to when Uhtred was caring for her when she was deathly ill as an infant and the romance now, in hindsight, seems kinda weird. Aethelred is known to have had mistresses and one is being introduced in Season 4. Some fans have also commented on the age gap, as Uhtred is believed to be about 13 years older than Aethelflaed. Alfred dies in 899 AD, so she is 30 at the end of Season 3. Æthelred and Æthelflæd followed his example, beginning with Worcester in AD 890. She’s married to Æthelred on paper, and more importantly she’s married to Mercia in her heart. A subreddit for "The Last Kingdom," the BBC/Netflix television show set in medieval England. THE LAST KINGDOM season 4 arrived on Netflix at the start of 2020 and fans are interested to find out how the series differs from the original books. He would not choose Uhtred, since Bebbanburg is too far away to be a useful ally, and because he’s a pagan. Aethelflaed dies in … Uhtred's story is quite different in Bernard Cornwell's historical novels. 886 is also the year the Battle of Beamfleot took place on the show, when Uhtred rescued Aethelflaed from Danish capture by Sigefrid and Erik. He ends up getting very sickly and dies in 911AD. He chose Eoferwic, which was for so long been under Danish control until Aethelflaed and her army forcibly took it back. The premise of the books are that there was a 'ghost' general behind all the battle successes of the Anglo-Saxons against the Danish Vikings. That would have been 870 AD. The Last Kingdom - Uhtred & Aethelflaed - Crazy in love - Duration: 3:13. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Aethelflaed. 5:41. The Last Kingdom features some of the most famous and influential figures from the early years of England, incorporating them into the fictional story of its lead character, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Uhtred's suicidal plan of freeing Aethelflaed and making a run for it was almost ending in disaster until he came across Alfred and Odda's mutinying fyrd. Rina Right 242,905 views. The Reason Aethelflaed Didn't Marry Uhtred As for Eadith, she was only introduced in season four, so it may have been too early to create a relationship between her character and Uhtred. Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians (c. 870 – 12 June 918) ruled Mercia in the English Midlands from 911 until her death. People know about it but rarely speak of it. She was the eldest daughter of Alfred the Great, king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, and his wife Ealhswith.. Æthelflæd was born around 870 at the height of the Viking invasions of England.By 878, most of … And at the very least, he is absolutely no younger than 40. Her royal husband wants her dead. The forbidden love between Aethelflaed (Millie Brady) and Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) was the biggest attraction in The Last Kingdom, as it brought lots of hope for a peaceful ending to the Dane-Saxon war.Uhtred, a Saxon raised in a Dane family, is the bridge between two cultures that need to find common ground … As an alternative, Uhtred selected to rescue Aethelflaed, even after her father betrayed him, leaving his brother with dishonorable males like Cnut and Aethelwold. Content from both the books and the TV series are welcome! The eldest child of the King Alfred of Wessex, Æthelflæd was thought to have been a strong, independent and well educated lady. 1 Synopsis 2 Plot 3 Appearances 3.1 First 3.2 Deaths 4 Cast 4.1 Starring 4.2 Guest Starring A repentant Æthelred lingers near death while his ealdormen vie for control of Mercia and Edward uses his niece … In the books, they’re lovers. I don't know if this has already been covered, but what does everyone think about the romance between Uhtred and Aethelflaed? And she is the dutiful type to do what her family requires her to. She was Alfred the Great's eldest daughter; she shared his dream of a united England, and apparently shared his ability as a military tactician and ruler. Uthred would also never give up his quest for Bebbanburg, as getting it back is about him getting justice for all that was taken from him in life. He is a Saxon lord and proper suitor (by their standards), right? Aethelflaed takes over the functions of king from Aethelred around 902AD. The Ubba (Rune Temte) that Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) kills on The Last Kingdom season 1 is the very same Ubbe (Jordan Patrick Smith) who now leads the sons of Ragnar in Kattegat on Vikings. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Evenstarjewel01 said: Aelfwynn was too young to be betrothed by a man who could easily be the same age as her father. Kind of a turnoff. Elsewhere, external forces collide to bring Brida new hope. "Episode 34" is the eighth episode of the fourth season of The Last Kingdom. It aired on April 26, 2020. 1 Synopsis 2 Plot 3 Appearances 3.1 First 3.2 Deaths 4 Cast 4.1 Starring 4.2 Guest Starring Uhtred reluctantly prepares to take power in Mercia but secretly formulates an alternate plan. If the series jumps 10 years, it will be the time Aethelflaed is mounting a major campaign to take back the Danelaw region. Watch out! Born somewhere between her parents marriage in 868 AD, and the birth of her brother Edward c.878 AD,… Idk, what are your thoughts. Edit: Uhtred is 7 years younger than Alfred, meaning he is 43… Uhtred is about 10 years old when he is on the beach with his grandfather, and sees the Viking longships round the bend in the Humber river. At the time, Alfred was reforming defences in Wessex by building a network of burhs, or fortified settlements. Alfred dies in 899AD, and Aethelflaed was born in 869 AD, so Season 3 ends when she is 30. ‎Ambitions threaten the Saxon kingdoms Alfred had once dreamed of uniting. Their goals are simply too different for them to officially be together, though they can be lovers when they find time for it, they are both at a point in their lives where something so unconventional isn't really and issue as they understand it's the moments together that matter. “A queen by title, but in deeds a king.”. How did Uhtred survive the Battle of Tettenhall? Both he and Aethelflaed knew that the widow of even a powerful ruler could quickly be pushed to the sidelines, even confined to a nunnery. Aethelflaed, Aethelred, King Edward are real historical characters that existed. Uhtred was 27. King Edward, her brother, remarries in 900 AD. Aethelflaed finds comfort in her family and Aelswith begins to make peace with her past. And alliances are beginning to fracture as Lord Aethelred of Mercia m… By the end of season two, Uhtred was around 32 years old. Five years since Aethelflaed and Erik were torn apart by fate - and for the sake of Aethelflaed’s claim to Mercia. Uhtred conspires with Erik to rescue Aethelflaed, forcing a fateful confrontation with Sigefrid. On the series, she has already shown signs of affection towards Finan (Mark Rowley), and fans are hoping they will form a … It’s been o̶n̶e̶ w̶e̶e̶k̶ five years since the Battle of Alnecester. The difference was that Uhtred's home was named, it was Bebbanburg, whereas Sigtryggr was just about to identify the land that would be his. Brida joins the Danes in … 915 (during) The body of St Edmund of East Anglia was re … Whereas the alliance was weak, Ragnar would have made it work if Uhtred stayed to assist him in handling the opposite Dane leaders. Elsewhere, external forces collide to bring Brida new hope. She goes on to become known as the Warrior Queen.https://www.britannica.com/biography/Aethelflaed. Cookies help us deliver our Services. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the TheLastKingdom community. Uhtred is over 35 at the ending of Season 3. I understand it was normal back then for older men to date teenage women, not that I know if she is a teenager, but in the narrative of the show and in the heroic view of Uhtred, it just rubs me the wrong way for some reason. He is the rightful heir/lord of Bebbanburg, so why can’t they be together much as there is a Mercia/Wessex alliance? Aethelflaed shepherds three men before you—her brother Edward, Sihtric, and Uhtred—and instructs them to close their eyes. Aethelflaed finds comfort in her family and Aelswith begins to make peace with her past. She’s married to Æthelred. I guess since aethelred had tried to kill her and they obviously want each other, they could make it happen.I believe in the books (haven’t read them) they are lovers and Uhtred eventually takes back Bebbanburg. In Real History, Aethelflaed is born in 869 AD. Aethelflaed dies in 918 AD. The real history is that Aethelred and Aethflaed's marriage was recognized as being a political marriage and was love-less. The Last Kingdom series has been leaving a lot of unknowns with one of the main characters, Uhtred, especially the way he survived the Battle of Tettenhall. These could either be repaired existing fortifications, including Roman towns or Iron Age hillforts, or new communities. I don’t understand why Uhtred and Aethelflaed can’t be together as Uhtred stated in season 3. “You must choose one to lick, one to slap, and one to fondle.” She grins, mischievous, and shoves you toward them with a conspiratorial whisper. In the wake of his father's death the new King, Edward, is intent on isolating Wessex and strengthening his reinforcements against possible Dane incursions. All this would be a convenient way to not break history too far, as Aethelflaed did not remarry historically. 7 Advising Alfred To Kill Aethelwold Aethelwold was a bad penny that didn't seem to fit anywhere, but he was still Alfred's family, and family has to be protected. Yes, Aethelred is still alive at this point. As soon as news reached them that Aethelred was gravely injured and could die, Uhtred tried to persuade Aethelflaed to flee. The premise of the books are that there was a 'ghost' general behind all the battle successes of the Anglo-Saxons against the Danish Vikings. Even though not contiguous, land and men make might and are of value. Aethelred in historical accounts was not the spineless fool he's portrayed to be in the books. Edward makes Uhtred an offer that will resolve the turmoil in Mercia, but has huge ramifications for Uhtred personally. The first series of eight episodes premiered on 10 October 2015 on BBC America, and on BBC Two in the UK on 22 October 2015. But really, looking at Young Uhtred and Stiorra, compare and contrast them for me if you can. The latter arrives with a ragtag fyrd [militia] who have followed Uhtred out of loyalty to Aethelflaed. The Last Kingdom Cast Real Age 2018 - Duration: 5:41. The Last Kingdom is on Netflix now and season four saw a surprising twist in the relationship between Aethelflaed (played by Millie Brady) and Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon). The alliance between Wessex and Mercia is secured by that marriage. Uhtred despite being the true Lord of Bebbanburg has no power and won’t offer anything to Wessex other than his prowess as a warrior. A second series of eight episodes was aired on BBC Two in the UK … By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies.Learn More. Edward makes Uhtred an offer that will resolve the turmoil in Mercia, but has huge ramifications for Uhtred personally. The show hasn’t really established the storyline of them being “not so secret lovers” so I doubt they’ll do it in season 4, especially with the introduction of Eadith next season. If the series jumps 10 years, it will be the time Aethelflaed is mounting a major campaign to take back the Danelaw region. I need to rewatch, I forget. They remain in each other’s lives at a painful distance, unable to sever the ties that bind them, unable to give each other what the other … 915 (during) Aethelflaed built fortified burhs at Runcorn and Chirbury. She's married to royalty. Release year: 2018 As Alfred's health weakens -- and with it his dream of a united England -- Uhtred faces divided loyalties and new invaders to … Uhtred vs Ragnar Here’s another thing Vikings and The Last Kingdom have in common: the main characters aren’t real…mostly. He may even be older! Yeah, I mean Young Uhtred — he’s at the perfect age to play this teenager. Regardless, if she were widowed, Uhtred would figure her brother the king of Wessex will likely choose her a new husband. ... there are some other differences to be found. Even if you believe Uhtred to be slightly younger when he meets Alfred, he is still no younger than 45. She was 17 at the end of Season 1. Uthred is a fictional literary character that is an archetype assembled from real history and legends. Then And Now 602,692 views. 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