Uhtred doesn’t always win, which makes “The Last Kingdom” all the more credible. He’s always a force for good and civilization, however, even though he remains a pagan warrior. His attraction for me is odd, in a way, as I’m pacifistic by nature and peaceful whenever possible. But Cornwell’s character has a deep undeniable appeal. The show is predominately a male fantasy, but it features many strong and indelible female characters. Uhtred is no cave man. He respects and admires women. As Raymond Chandler might describe him, Uhtred is the best man in his world, and good enough for any.