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The Last Kingdom Season 5: What Did York Really Look Like?

The Last Kingdom Season 5

The Last Kingdom Season 5 Updates:  was inspired by real events, and it is a historical series drama, set during the Anglo-Saxon series. Did York actually look as it does in series?

The Last Kingdom is on Netflix now and with fans of Anglo-Saxon lore, the series has become a huge success. The series tells the story of England’s unification and the reign of King Alfred the Great.

The Last Kingdom Season 5: How similar does York look to that of Last kingdom?

The popular historical drama, The Last Kingdom, features Uhtred of Bebbanburg (played by Alexander Dreymon) was born as a Saxon but raised by Danes. In the entire series, he shared his loyalty and continues to be in the both groups equally.

In the season 4, the audience can see that, in order to unite England as a single kingdom, Uhtred continues with Alfreds vision and chooses to support Saxon.

The Last Kingdom Season 5

It is shown in the series that each time a new location fills the screens, the name of the location is given in both modern and olden times.

York is also called as Eoferic, a number incidents takes place in the series which turns the Saxon stories.  York would be more like a shanty town with a temporary building and few thousands of populations, it is not a suitable place for living permanently. Other than the characters like Viking kings and archbishop lesser number of people would stay in such place full time.

Rory Naismith, a professional historian, points out that the location is known for housing a large mint, and it is one of the important locations for making coins. In his talk Naismith expresses his feelings about the locations.

He says watching this reminds him of an image with Anglo-Saxon towns which looks like a modern village, with muddy streets and houses. He also states that all this would be true only for some parts but not the entire town. One can find some open areas for growing grains, vegetables and fruits, and keeping animals.

Naismith expresses thought of exaggeration as he says, “With these pictures in my mind, the sets of the series seem to be grander than they would actually be in real life.”

The audience have questioned on historical accuracy, but later enjoyed the series for its dramatic twists. Budapest and Hungary were major filming locations for the series, though the crew had to work hard to create impressive kingdom sets.

Though the locations and sets do not support the accuracy of the olden times, the sets and the locations take the whole crew to the historic times.

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