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Alfred the Great and the Saxons

Robin May

Alfred the Great and the Saxons

by Robin May

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Published by Wayland in Hove, East Sussex .
Written in English


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StatementRobin May.
SeriesLife and Times
The Physical Object
Pagination64p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20210475M

(source: Nielsen Book Data) This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England. Alfred The Great, King of Wessex AD He was a remarkable and pious man who Biography of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex & the English, from a collection of Anglo-Saxon biographies, presented by David Nash Ford King Alfred the Great’s first major victory over the Viking invaders in

King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons Michael Wood argues that the most important and influential British kings were a father, son and grandson who lived over a thousand years ago during the age of the. Aug 08,  · Saxons vs. Vikings: Alfred the Great and England in the Dark Ages - Ebook written by Ed West. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Saxons vs. Vikings: Alfred the Great and England in the Dark Ages.4/4(1).

Alfred the Great was the monarch of England from to No other ruler in England's long and varied history has been honored with the title "the Great". Alfred once declared it his intention "To live worthily as long as I live and after my life to leave to them that should come after, my . Nov 26,  · In many ways, the West Saxons’ attempts to defend their realm in the face of the Viking onslaught – particularly under Alfred ‘the Great’ in the final decades of the ninth century – is a story of conflict, of battles and stratagems, peace treaties made and broken, and of military leaders straining for victory in the direst of Author: Matt Elton.


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Alfred the Great and the Saxons by Robin May Download PDF EPUB FB2

Alfred the Great (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, 'Elf-counsel' or 'Wise-elf'; between and – 26 October ) was King of Wessex from to c.

and King of the Anglo-Saxons from c. to He was the youngest son of King Æthelwulf of elizrosshubbell.com: Æthelwulf, King of Wessex.

Aug 09,  · Worse still, the Saxons were now led by a young man barely out of his teens who was more interested in God than fighting.

Yet within a decade Alfred—the only English king known as the Great—had driven the Vikings out of half of England, and his children and grandchildren would unite the country a few years later/5(59). Jun 15,  · The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great [Benjamin R.

Merkle] on elizrosshubbell.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The unlikely king who saved England. Down swept the Vikings from the frigid North. Across the English coastlands and countryside they raided/5(). Stories about Alfred the Great. A lot of what we know about Alfred the Great comes from stories that have been written about him.

One story says that Alfred went to Rome at the age of four to meet. Alfred The Great And The Saxons book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Alfred The Great And The Saxons book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Alfred The Great And The Saxons book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Home;/5(2). Get this from a library. Alfred the Great and the Saxons. [Robin May; Gerald Wood] -- Traces the life of the English king who repelled the Viking invasions in the ninth century A.D.

Also discusses the history and culture of Saxon England. Aug 08,  · Worse still, the Saxons were now led by a young man barely out of his teens who was more interested in God than fighting. Yet within a decade Alfred—the only English king known as the Great—had driven the Vikings out of half of England, and his children and grandchildren would unite the country a few years later.4/5.

It covers Alfred the Great and the Dark Ages and is billed as a very, very short history of England. Ed West writes in an entertaining fashion, so the book moves rather quickly.

It is ten chapters long, and is only pages in length.4/5. Born at Wantage, Berkshire, inAlfred was the fifth son of Aethelwulf, king of the West Saxons. At their father's behest and by mutual agreement, Alfred's elder brothers succeeded to the kingship in turn, rather than endanger the kingdom by passing it to under-age children at a time when the country was threatened by worsening Viking raids from Denmark.

Since the s, the Vikings had. Alfred the Great: The Saxons in England A.D. Alfred is one of the most interesting characters in all history for those blended virtues and talents which remind us of a David, a Marcus Aurelius, or a Saint Louis,–a man whom everybody loved, whose deeds were a boon, whose graces were a radiance, and whose words were a benediction.

Nov 26,  · Alfred the Great: War, Kingship and Culture in Anglo-Saxon England strips away the varnish of later interpretations to recover the historical Alfredpragmatic, generous, brutal, pious, scholarly within the context of his own elizrosshubbell.com by: Nov 23,  · The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons.

The original manuscript of the Chronicle was created late in the 9th century, probably in Wessex, during the reign of Alfred the Great (r.

).Brand: CreateSpace Publishing. Travel back in time to the dawn of England and find out more about the Anglo Saxons, their stories and their lives.

Teacher and literacy expert Ashley Booth shares his pick of the best historical fiction set in the time of King Alfred, including different retellings of the epic Anglo Saxon poem Beowulf.

From the depths of despair inAlfred brought Anglo-Saxon England into a golden age of social stability and artistic accomplishment.

He was one of the first kings who seems to have looked beyond his own personal glory to a vision of the future well-being of the nation he ruled.

He has every right to be remembered as Alfred "The Great". King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons at BBC Programmes; This article related to a BBC television programme is a stub.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This documentary-related article is a elizrosshubbell.comal network: BBC. W hen Alfred’s father and brothers asserted that they were kings of the West Saxons and also of the people of Kent, the political statem ent was clear.

The West Saxons were a ‘people’ with a common ‘history’ (even if largely mythical), inherited customs, and a sense of shared biological descent. The ‘Anglo-Saxons’ were elizrosshubbell.com: Richard Abels.

King Alfred the Great is the most famous and celebrated of all Anglo-Saxon kings. His statue stands at the heart of a number of southern English towns – Wantage, where he was born over a thousand years ago; Winchester, where he was buried; Pewsey and Shaftesbury, where.

May 05,  · He is the only English monarch to be accorded the epithet "the Great". Alfred was the first King of the West Saxons to style himself "King of the Anglo-Saxons". Details of Alfred's life are described in a work by the 10th-century Welsh scholar and bishop elizrosshubbell.coml: Winchester.

Alfred the Great was an Anglo-Saxon king who inherited the throne of Wessex in southwestern England in CE.

For the next few years Alfred fought the Vikings. In CE he defeated the main Viking army at the Battle of Edington. By CE Alfred had captured London and was the most powerful ruler in.

Book Description Taylor & Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England.4/5(39).

Jan 07,  · Alfred, also spelled Aelfred, byname Alfred the Great, (born —died ), king of Wessex (–), a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England. He prevented England from falling to the Danes and promoted learning and literacy. Compilation of .Jun 14,  · The dominant personality of the ninth century, Alfred the Great, met the challenge of the invading Danes, and opened the door to a new chapter of life in the British Isles, thus leaving a mark in.This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England.