The Last Kingdom: Who is Leofric, Lord of Mercia? Is Leofric based on a real person?

6/11/2020 7:44:00 PM

Fans remember Leofric from #TheLastKingdom - but was he based on a real person?

Fans remember Leofric from TheLastKingdom - but was he based on a real person?

THE LAST KINGDOM is a popular historical drama on Netflix and the series is now into its fourth season. Who is Leofric, Lord of Mercia?

Netflix which is based on The Saxon Stories novels by Bernard Cornwell.has hit back at body shamers by sharing a workout video revealing she has been hitting the gym for five years to have the body shape she wants to have – not what society tells her to have.Netflix in April 2020.PimEyes uses facial recognition to find other photos of a person available online.

The series is loosely based on Anglo-Saxon history and some of the main characters have been inspired by real historical figures.Fans are keen to find out more about Leofric, Lord of Mercia (played by Adrian Bower) and Express.She explained: ‘Hey, so I’ve been working out consistently for the last five has everything you need to know.’ She added that people should focus on themselves rather than what someone else’s body looks like or what they are eating, as it is nobody’s business but their own.Trending Who is Leofric, Lord of Mercia? Leofric was one of the main characters in The Last Kingdom, and he also featured in a few of The Saxon Stories novels.

He appeared in a total of 10 episodes across the first series, and he was a Saxon military leader who served King Alfred (David Dawson).Lizzo shared videos of her intense workouts (Picture: @lizzo) ‘Health is also what happens on the inside, and a lot of y’all need to do a f**king cleanse for your insides.Season four ended with many unanswered questions as Uhtred was once again denied the opportunity to claim back Bebbanburg.Leofric had seen a lot of hardship throughout his life and although he appeared weathered, he was a reasonable man who gave good counsel.Fans may remember him as the character who coined the nickname 'a***ling' for Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon).’ Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Jefferson, has always championed body positivity for all shapes and sizes, as well as calling out those who shame others.The pair did not get along at first, but over time they built a close bond and supported each other.The potential heir to the Wessex throne, Aethelstan (Caspar Griffiths) was handed over to Uhtred to look after, and Brida (Emily Cox) was left to give birth to her baby alone.In the book called The Pale Horseman, he is the captain of a Wessex ship called Heahengel.Lizzo hits the gym to maintain her ideal body shape rather than to try and fit into what other people think she should look like (Picture: @lizzo) The Good As Hell star said: ‘Letting you b***hes know that the next time you try to make fun of a woman for her body or her size, that b***h we’re out here and we don’t give a f**k!’ She said that it was a compliment to be tagged alongside those women because they were ‘putting themselves out there and being confident’.

READ MORE: The Last Kingdom: Adrian Bower played Leofric (Image: Netflix) The Last Kingdom: Leofric learned to like Uhtred (Image: Netflix) The Last Kingdom: What happened to Christian Hillborg as Erik? Leofric is first introduced when Uhtred and Brida (Emily Cox) arrive in Winchester asking to speak to the king.He is wary of the Danes and at first, he is reluctant to let them pass, but after reassurance from mutual friend Father Beocca (Ian Hart) they are welcomed.The other cast members have commented on the popularity of season four, and they hope to carry on pleasing viewers with more episodes.Over time Leofric and Uhtred confide in each other about topics including marriage and battle tactics.Fans grew to love Leofric's character as he provided witty banter as well as showing loyalty, but he was killed in battle.His death was labelled as brutal as his neck was sliced along the shield wall at the start of a battle." Season four was in the Netflix top 10 for many weeks after it first aired and fans are still talking about the latest episodes.

The Last Kingdom: Leofric could have been based on the Lord of Mercia (Image: Netflix) The Last Kingdom: Uhtred confided in Leofric (Image: Netflix) Is Leofric based on a real person? Leofric, Earl of Mercia was a real historical figure who founded monasteries in Coventry and Much Wenlock.He was one of the most powerful men in the land at the time but according to history there is no link between Leofric, King Alfred or Uhtred.With this in mind, it is likely The Last Kingdom character may have been inspired by the real Leofric, but he is not necessarily based on him.Mark Rowley, who plans Finan in the series, thanked his fans for being creative and showing so much support.The real Leofric is mostly remembered for marrying Lady Godiva - an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who was a patron of different churches.He was the chief support of Harold Harefoot in a battle against the Dane warrior Cnut's son.

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