Alfred the Great

the truth teller, maker of England, 1848-899
  • 493 Pages
  • 1.24 MB
  • English
G.P. Putnam"s Sons , New York, London
Alfred, -- King of England, -- 849
Statementby Beatrice Adelaide Lees ...
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 493 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16513234M

Alfred the Great [Justin Pollard] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Alfred is the only English king ever to be called 'Great'. It was not a title given by political supportersCited by: 2.

Very well written book about Alfred the Alfred the Great book, a remarkable medieval king. The book evokes the time in which Alfred lived, and the roles that he played in shaping the future of what was to become England/5.

Soldier, statesman, and scholar, Alfred the Great was a fascinating and highly successful king, pushing back the Vikings to command what is now thought of as the heart of England as ruler of Wessex from In this, the first major biography of King Alfred sincehis life, career and enduring legacy are given a radical new Cited by: Alfred the Great by Jacob Abbott, first published in Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from to Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by his death had become the dominant ruler in England/5.

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Alfred's Basic All-in-One Course, Book 1. By Willard A. Jan 07,  · Alfred, also spelled Aelfred, byname Alfred the Great, (born —died ), king of Wessex (–), a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England.

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He prevented England from falling to the Danes and promoted learning and literacy. Compilation of. Alfred 'The Great' (r. ) 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.

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. Jan 19,  · alfred's great stunt (alfred the great) by jerksontheroad.

Selected works (Audio Book) by Alfred the Great by Audio Books. [Deleted video] Alfred the Great. KING ALFRED THE GREAT AND OUR COMMON LAW Prof. F.N. Lee Inthe famous German Church Historian Rev.

Professor Dr.J.H. Kurtz1 called King Alfred the greatest and noblest of all the monarchs England has ever had. Mar 21,  · King Alfred’s Book of Dooms (Judgments) Alfred’s Book of Dooms (Judgments) () American law was established upon English common law.

King Alfred’s code, or Alfred’s Dooms as it was called, begins with an almost literal transcript of the Decalogue. The only variation is that the second commandment is omitted from its rightful place.

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LibraryThing Review User Review - Medievalgirl - LibraryThing. This book is a valuable and fascinating resource shedding light on the life and career on King Alfred of Wessex, who became known (in my opinion deservedly so) in later centuries as ‘The Great’.3/5(6).

Alfred the Great was not likely to be king if the circumstances of his life did not happen. He was the youngest son of Aethelwulf, king of Wessex, and he had four elder brothers who were in line to succeed in the throne. Yet, as if in an act of fate, his father and all his older brothers died during the invasion of.

Jun 29,  · Alfred is the only English king ever to be called 'Great'. It was not a title given by political supporters, not the sycophantic gift of an official biographer, nor a self-styled title. It was the gift of history.

Justin Pollard's enthralling, authoritative account befits Alfred - a soldier, a scholar and statesman like no other in English history.4/5(3). Mar 23,  · Alfred the Great was the first king of the Anglo-Saxons and one of only two English rulers to have been given the epithet ‘the Great’.

He may have earned this title in part by defending his kingdom against the Vikings and for his efforts in improving Ancient-Origins.

Nov 14,  · Alfred the Great is always fascinating and, in places, utterly riveting. It changed my notion (admittedly based on my ignorance of history) that the time in between the Romans leaving and the Norman invasion was chaotic and lawless. But one of many things that struck me about this time was the mix of culture and barbarity/5(51).

Apart from the lost Handboc or Encheiridion, which seems to have been merely a commonplace book kept by the king, the earliest work to be translated was the Dialogues of Gregory, a book greatly popular in the Middle this case the translation was made by Alfred's great friend Werferth, Bishop of Worcester, the king merely furnishing a dam-projects.comessor: Ethelred of Wessex.

Full text of "Asser's life of King Alfred" AND CAPABLE GOVERNMENT IN AMERICA PREFACE The issue of Stevenson's long and eagerly expected edition of Asser's Life of King Alfred has provided an opportunity to supply the ever increasing number of the great king's admirers with a more satisfactory rendering into English of this, perhaps the most.

Alfred the Great | British Heritage BritishHeritage. The law-code of King Alfred the Great ( ) is one of the largest and most ambitious legislative enactments to survive from Anglo-Saxon England. It came to be known as sea domboc (the law or judgement book), and was cited using that appellation in the lawcodes of Alfred's tenth-century successors.

This dissertation consists of a study (volume one), together with an edition and critical Cited by: 1. Alfred Music helps people learn, teach, and play music.

Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, profes. Alfred the Great is a rare historical figure from the early Middle Ages, in that he retains a popular image. This image increasingly suffers from the dead white male syndrome, exacerbated by Alfred's association with British imperialism and colonialism, so this book provides an accessible reassessment of the famous ruler of Wessex, informed by current scholarship, both on the king as a man in Author: Daniel Anlezark.

Novels about King Alfred. Novels about King Alfred continue to be written, as new titles are discovered they will be added to the list. Novels about some of Alfred's children have been written, but I have not included these unless it is felt that Alfred's appearance or mention makes it worthwhile.

May 04,  · King Alfred is the only English monarch to be known as "the Great" Credit: Getty Images But who was Alfred the Great really, and how accurate is his portrayal in the bloodthirsty BBC drama. Jul 15,  · King Alfred’s Viking by Charles W.

Whistler. Subtitled A Story of the First English Fleet, the book description states it involves “Alfred’s rise to the throne as seen through the eyes of an outsider, Ranald the Viking.” The King Liveth by Jeffery Farnol. Carries the subtitle, A Romance of Alfred the Great Based on the Old Chronicles.

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Why is King Alfred famous. Alfred the Great () was the most famous of the Anglo-Saxon dam-projects.come overwhelming odds he successfully defended his kingdom, Wessex, against the also introduced wide-ranging reforms including defence measures, reform of the law and of coinage.

Oct 05,  · The reciting of English poetry was a great Anglo-Saxon tradition and would have been practiced regularly at Aethelwulf’s court. Alfred, in the company of his brothers, was with their mother when she produced a book of English poetry.

Alfred was fascinated by the illuminated capital initial on the first page of the volume. The Life and Times of Alfred the Great by Charles Plummer Book Description An annotated, documented biography of the Saxon king of England, expanded from a series of six lectures delivered at Oxford, with special emphasis on Alfred's literary works and military campaigns.

Maps. The Golden Dragon: Alfred the Great and His Times by Alf Johnson Mapp. would reverse Alfred’s bold move, but years later, through men like William Tyndale, the Bible was printed in English by the thousands on the newly in-vented printing press.

By the end of the 16th century, England would become a “people of the Book.” ALFRED’S LAW CODE Until Alfred, the laws of Wessex were a strange and. A history of King Alfred the Great, which examines the myths and legends that have surrounded the philosopher-king since the 12th century, whose learning and .This biography will give students a detailed look at the life of Alfred the Great.

An extraordinary sovereign remembered for his love for his people, his faith in God, and his accomplishments as the first great king of England, students will enjoy learning about this early king.

Part of the 'Abbott' series. This is an Abeka Reading/Book report book for grades Abeka.Ealhswith was a Mercian princess who married Alfred, Anglo-Saxon king of Wessex.

She was never called queen and she never witnessed any charters during Alfred’s administration. But she was the mother of illustrious children and she is remembered as “the true and beloved lady of the English”.

We know very little about Ealhswith’s life.