Alfred the Great

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king of Wessex


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Next to the commandments it is stated how they were obtained from AElfred's laws, restoring the words on the rejection of worship of idols that according to the editors had been erased considering the instruction of the second council of Nicene in 787, as received by Charles of France who sent to Britain a synod book in 792 (2 fols).
ON THIN ICE Anthony Kavanagh, who plays Aladdin at Sunderland Empire, gets some help ice skating at the outdoor ice rink from Aelfred Clarke and Leonie Manning from Valley Road Primary School, Hendon.
(4) The denotation "the Great" is certainly not earlier than the seventeenth century and was popularized by Sir John Spelman's The Life of Aelfred the Great (Oxford, 1709), and by Paul de Rapin-Thoyras, The History of England, 15 vols.
yfelu), and concludes, importantly for the present study, that regular forms prevailed in two Mercian verse texts (the Vespasian Psalter and the Vespasian Hymns) but also that irregular forms prevailed in one West Saxon prose text (AElfred's Cura Pastoralis), as well as that analogical modeling seems to have caused additional regular forms in Mercian and additional irregular forms in West Saxon.
A: 1, King Aelfred II, Rachel Wood, 41.0; 2, Windswept, Sarah Wright, 42.3; 3, Cavalier Kate, Carly Stephenson, 42.6; 4, Murphys Mystery, Becky Parkin, 43.8.
(58) In his Old English Preface, he mentions as his motive for translation his regret that his countrymen lacked godspellican lare ["gospel teaching"] in their own language, "except for the books that King Alfred wisely turned from Latin to English" ["buton pam bocum [eth]e AElfred cyning snoterlice awend of ledene on englisc"].
Ayto, John--Alexandra Barratt (eds.) 1984 Aelfred of Rievaulx's De institutione reclusarum.
Eodem anno AElfred, Angulsaxonum rex, post incendia urbium stragesque populorum, Lundoniam civitatem honorifice restauravit et habitabilem fecit; quam [genere suo] AEtheredo, Merciorum comiti, commendavit servandam.
and analogous forms are also common in Beowulf (2a), in the pure West Saxon dialect of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (2b) and in King AElfred (2c):
Oliver gives a list of these potentially archaic syntactic features in the conclusion of her study: (1) While in AEthelberht the mood of the verb in the subordinate clause (or protasis) is regularly indicative, in AElfred's code the mood is subjunctive; (2) The position of the verb in the main clause (or apodosis) is consistently final in AEthelberht, and always initial in the laws of AElfred; (3) A pronoun in a subordinate clause of AEthelberht tends not to be reiterated in the main clause, as it is in AElfredian legislation; (4) The auxiliary verb of the passive is almost always weordan in AEthelberht, but beon in AElfred.
Another illustration is drawn from the Parker Chronicle, a segment dealing with AElfred's wars with the Danes, at a turning point of those fateful events; see Fig.