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Uhtred and Leofric must face off against each other in a death match-a consequence of their actions in Cornwall. But there are ominous signs of a greater battle to come - The Danes launch an invasion on Wessex, pouring through the streets and killing all in their path. Running for their lives in an escape to find safety, a bond is finally struck between Uhtred and King Alfred; the two men recognize they must now stand and fight together if Wessex is to be reclaimed. Moreover, Uhtred realizes that his best chance of regaining Bebbanburg rests on Alfred's return to the throne.

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The short scene where Iseult scolds King Alfred for letting her loaves burn in the stone oven is inspired by a popular legend that first appeared in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles 'The Life of St. Neot' from the St. Neots monastery in Huntingdonshire c. 1000 AD. See more »

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Brother Asser is introduced into the series, who becomes a prominent member of Alfred's court The historical figure of Asser wrote a biography of Alfred, and was in fact from Wales but in the series there is no mention of his Welsh heritage, nor does he have a Welsh accent. Instead, he has an English accent like most of the other non-Viking characters. See more »

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Leofric: Good to see you again, Brida.
Brida: Leofric... How did you manage to get such a big head into such a small helmet?
Leofric: It was necessary.
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Superb once again.
30 December 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The penultimate episode sees Uhtred and Leofric set to battle to the death following their exploits in Cornwall, but a well timed Viking attack sees the battle end. The Vikings are merciless, massacring all the kingdom. Uhtred, Leofric, Iseult, The King and his family flee to the Marshlands, with only each other for protection. The King has to place his faith in the pagan Iseult, who helps nurse the dreadfully sick Prince back to health. A Viking fleet lands nearby, with Uhtred hatching a plan to beat their aggressors. Uhtred shows a more reasoned approach to the deep beliefs of Alfred and Beoca.

Unforgiving TV it's fair to say, this is the darkest, bleakest episode to date, but wow this was incredibly good. I've commented on the acting throughout, and once again it is of the highest calibre, everyone put in a stunning performance,

An episode vastly different in tone from the rest of the series, a hugely bloodthirsty opening, to a very thoughtful and character driven story.

The music has been wonderful throughout the series, in this episode too it was particularly good, melodic and dramatic where appropriate.

Very different, I loved it, 10/10


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