ENGLAND IS BORN.
BBC2's major TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Sword Song is the fourth book in the series.
Season 2 of the epic TV series premiers this March.
It is 885. England is at peace; the Danes rule the north and King Alfred holds the south. But trouble stirs when a band of Vikings invade London. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, Alfred's greatest warrior, must lead his men to attack the Viking raiders in the south. But his allegiance to the King will be tested in perhaps the most threatening way yet.
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex and worked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, his American wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote a novel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judy divide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, South Carolina.