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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:36 PM

3. I really like it too.

The series is based on Bernard Cornwell's historical novels about Anglo-Saxon England. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Saxon_Stories

Cornwell got the idea for the series from his own family history. From the link above:

... When he was in his fifties, Cornwell met his birth father, named William Outhred (or Oughtred), and learned the story of his own descent from the Saxons who owned Bebbanburg (now called Bamburgh Castle). Thus was born Uhtred, the protagonist of the fictional tales. ...


It's a good follow-on to the series "Vikings," although the "Ragnar" of "Vikings" and the various "Ragnars" of "The Last Kingdom" are not related at all. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Lodbrok

Bernard Cornwell has another historical fiction series that I really like but that likely won't show up on Netflix as it's an older one. It's based on the character of Richard Sharpe (a wholly fictitious character) and takes place basically during the Napoleonic Wars in Portugal, Spain and France. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpe_(novel_series)

The novels formed the basis for the British ITV channel TV series "Sharpe," starring Sean Bean. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpe_(TV_series)

There were two later episodes set in pre-Raj India.

I really wish that one of the streaming services would feature the "Sharpe" series. It's great fun, especially if one - like me - loves Sean Bean, prior to his Ned Stark days on GOT.

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