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“The Last King­dom” (BBC Amer­ica, Oct. 10) The Vik­ing in­va­sion again, this time set in 866 and told from the per­spec­tive of a nascent Eng­land of scat­tered king­doms.

Bonus de­tail: Town and vil­lage names are shown in orig­i­nal Saxon, then trans­lated into mod­ern English.

“Vik­ings” (History, re­turns early 2016) When last we left Rag­nar Loth­brook, he and his fel­low Danes got their clocks cleaned while at­tempt­ing to con­quer Paris in 845.

BERNARD WALSH/HISTORY

Mor­gane Polan­ski as Princess Gisla, daugh­ter of France’s em­peror and de­fender of Paris, in History’s “Vik­ings.”

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