2. Will Aethelstan become a great warrior?
Speaking of better warriors, Edward has tasked Uhtred to look after young Aethelstan. With Aelswith close to death, Edward did what was best for his eldest son, making sure the right person was there to protect him. Edward also wants to make sure his son is raised a warrior, knowing that will be necessary for the good of a united England.
Is this something Uhtred will help with? The last we saw of Aethelstan, he was practicing his letters. After all, he also needs to know how to write.
Up to this point, he’s been quite a weak boy, but it won’t help with the way he’s been raised. The good news is that he’s young enough to still be trained. And there’s no better person than Uhtred to train him.
We know from the show’s caption that Aethelstan will become the first king of a united England. That suggests that Uhtred’s mission to create a warrior out of the boy is successful.
Hopefully, The Last Kingdom season 5 will show that happening. We need to see this boy become a warrior king, much better than Edward ever was. I always cringe watching Edward fight.