PUBLISHED: 09:41, Mon, Jan 11, 2021 | UPDATED: 09:41, Mon, Jan 11, 2021
The Last Kingdom is an Anglo-Saxon series on Netflix, which is based on The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell. The author is passionate about history, and some of his characters were inspired by real figures from the past. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about whether Haesten (played by Jeppe Beck Laursen) is based on a real person.
Haesten is one of the main characters, who was introduced in season two of The Last Kingdom, and he is also the enemy in The Saxon Stories.
He was taken prisoner by Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon), who later freed him, and he returned to Eoferwic with Erik (Christian Hillborg) and Sigefrid (Björn Bengtsson).
Haesten was grateful to Uhtred for sparing his life, but he was still determined to overthrow him eventually.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
He helped capture Aethelflaed (Millie Brady) - the daughter of King Alfred (David Dawson) - and made even more of an enemy of himself.
His character is known for instigating battles, but he hardly ever participates in them, showing his weakness.
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Haesten The Last Kingdom: The character is based on a real person (Image: Netflix)
Haesten The Last Kingdom: Haesten in season 4 (Image: Netflix)
By season three, Haesten had become one of the victims of the witch Skade (Thea Sofie Lock Naess), who captivated him with her charm.
His character changed in season four, as he started to reveal he was ready to give up war and settle down with a wife and some land.
He had one last opportunity to kill Uhtred, having captured him and his friends on the road, but he let it slip when he wandered off into the forest, resulting in Eadith (Stefanie Martini) cutting the protagonists down and freeing them.
Fans were shocked when Haesten actually tried to help Eadith at the end of season four, showing some sort of compassion towards her.
He was last seen fleeing the Winchester siege on his own,