‘Last Kingdom’ depictions betray lazy approach to history by BBC writers

Prof John Robertson takes issue with a recent BBC drama Episode Three of ‘The Last Kingdom’, broadcast on BBC2 last week was the continuing tale of King Alfred’s brave, Christian Wessex struggling to survive the onslaught of the terrible, pagan Danes. Episodes 1 and 2 can only have offended any Danish viewers with their portrayal of the Danes as a mix of crazed bloodthirsty savages with the...

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