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Articles Tagged 'The Last Kingdom'

Vikings invade the Houses of Parliament in London (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images)

10 Words We Got from the Vikings

The English language has a nerve claiming to be Anglo-Saxon or a pure-breed of any sort. It’s a mishmash of dialects, languages and one-off words that come from several migrating nations—both into the British Isles and from the various nations Britain colonized—dating back to Roman times. And one of the largest influences on the development of modern-day […]


WATCH: The Vikings: Myth vs. Fact

When you think of the Vikings, do you envision savage brutes wielding swords and shields while wearing helmets with pointy horns? Well, part of that is true. To celebrate this Saturday’s Viking invasion of BBC AMERICA with the epic new drama The Last Kingdom, we separate the truth from mere myth. Who were the Vikings […]


‘Last Kingdom’ Stars: Where Have You Seen Them Before?

Are you gearing up for the premiere of Bernard Cornwell‘s The Last Kingdom on BBC AMERICA (October 10)? Sure, you probably know Matthew Macfadyen from Ripper Street and earlier roles like Little Dorrit, but you may also recognize the rest of the cast. We’ll take out some of the guesswork, with a reminder of where you know […]


A Viking Trail Through Britain

As we get ready for the premiere of BBC AMERICA’s Last Kingdom on October 10, the retelling of the Vikings’ raid on early England, we thought we might revisit some Viking landings and battle sites. The TV series, starring Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street), David Dawson (Ripper Street), and Alexander Dreymon (American Horror Story), is an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell‘s […]