The Last Kingdom

2004 book by Bernard Cornwell / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Last Kingdom is the first historical novel in The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell, published in 2004. This story introduces Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a Saxon noble who is kidnapped by Danish Vikings as a young child and is assimilated into their culture, religion and language before a series of events lead him into the service of King Alfred of Wessex and his participation in multiple battles, including the notable Battle of Cynwit before the book's conclusion.[1]

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The Last Kingdom
First edition cover
AuthorBernard Cornwell
Country United Kingdom
SeriesThe Saxon Stories
GenreHistorical novel
Published4 October 2004
Media typePrint (hardback, paperback)
Pages400 (hardback), 384 (paperback)
ISBN0-00-714990-5 (first, hardback edition)
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