Does The Last Kingdom TV series follow the books?

The first series covers the first two books, 'The Last Kingdom' and 'The Pale Horseman'. Series two covers the events of 'Lords of the North' and 'Sword Song', while series three adapts 'The Burning Land' and 'Death of Kings'.

Was there a real uhtred of Bebbanburg?

Now, there was a historical figure called Uhtred the Bold who was the Earl of Northumbria — but he was born about 100 years after the actual Alfred the Great died, so they wouldn't have known of each other. ... So Uhtred on the show is fictional, but he's definitely at least loosely based on a historical figure.

Is Leofric Alfred's brother?

He was a Saxon Military man and a warrior who served Alfred. He was the uncle of Osferth. Weathered and worldly, Leofric was straight talking, uncomplicated, but a reasonable man.

Is Osferth Alfred's son?

Osferth was the son of Prince Alfred of Wessex and the sister of his senior bodyguard Leofric, one of the illegitimate sons born due to Alfred' womanizing. As an illegitimate child, Osferth found refuge with the Catholic Church, becoming a monk.

What does Leofric call uhtred?

Throughout the fourth episode of the first series of The Last Kingdom, the Anglo-Saxon warrior Leofric jokingly insults Uhtred by calling him 'arseling'.

What is uhtred's nickname?

At first, they hate each other, with Leofric giving Uhtred the nickname “arseling” (translation: “from the ass”). But that friction vanishes once the men see how the other acquits himself in battle, and how he endures setbacks with grit and wit.

What did Skorpa whisper to Iseult?

Iseult is torn for Uhtred and the knowledge she has as a Seer. Later, she goes to Uhtred in the woods that night so he may take her virginity, and therefore her Sight. Afterwards, Iseult finally reveals what Skorpa had whispered to her in Cornwalum, Wealas: Thyra lives and is being held by Kjartan in the north.