Alfred the Great

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king of Wessex

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Battle of Ethandun, in which a beleaguered, defeated Alfred of Wessex (later King Alfred the Great) rallies to repel Viking invaders and forge a united Britain.
Apart from a literary style with greater pretensions (Robert Bartlett underlines its monastic and sermonizing qualities), the main changes Geoffrey made were to add more details about Modwenna's Anglo-Saxon associates, with Alfred now being clearly identified as Alfred of Wessex, and a whole new set of posthumous miracles worked at the saint's shrine at Burton between the middle of the eleventh century" and Geoffrey's own abbatiate.