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Anglo-Saxons are attacked by Viking forces. Uhtred, born a Saxon but raised by Vikings, finds his loyalties tested as he tries to claim his birthright and help create a new nation.
10 Episodes 2020 - 2020
Sun, Apr 26, 2020 60 mins
Uhtred learns that the Scottish raids have caused significant damage to Bebbanburg's defenses. He then makes a plan to secure what is his by birth until Edward fails to come to his aid.
Armed with cunning new strategies, Wihtgar returns to thwart Uhtred's march on Bebbanburg. Meanwhile, Wessex learns of Cnut's betrayal.
While laying siege to Bebbanburg, Uhtred endures a significant setback. He then seizes prisoners that could prove valuable as he makes his way further south. Meanwhile, Aethelflaed readies for battle.
Uhtred and Aethelflaed join forces with the Welsh armies to combat Cnut's substantial forces during the Battle of Tettenhall, all the while waiting for Edward's reinforcements.
Aethelred's ealdormen scheme to take command of Mercia as Aethelred approaches death. Meanwhile, Edward offers his niece Aelfwynn as a spoil of war.
Uhtred's forces retreat through a plague-ridden countryside as Eardwulf's troops follow closely in pursuit. Meanwhile, the Mercians and Edward begin to clash.
The illness ravaging the land claims Aelfwynn as its next victim as Cnut's family liberates Brida. Meanwhile, Edward offers an unorthodox plan for Mercia.
A reluctant Uhtred readies himself to take the throne of Mercia while developing a secret scheme of his own. Meanwhile, the Danes and Brida unite to take down the Welsh armies.
Sigtryggr and Brida lead the Danes to lay waste to Winchester with Eardwulf by their side. Meanwhile, Uhtred's forces are attacked by Haesten, who captures noteworthy prisoners.
Edward mounts his attack on Winchester, hoping that Aethelflaed will arrive with more troops. However, Uhtred grows suspicious of Sigtryggr's ultimate aims.