Alfred the Great

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king of Wessex


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JOf course, we're not talking about King Alfred the Great of Wessex.
The character of Alfred is based on a real historical figure, the English King Alfred the Great (849-899), a successful warrior and educated and enlightened monarch.
He starts by comparing two kings of the Dark Ages - King Arthur and King Alfred The Great.
Among the highlights of his life and work are the legacy of Alfred the Great, at the court of Athelstan, as abbot of Glastonbury, his exile and return, as Archbishop of Canterbury, the monasteries, statesman, and two kings he had known, as well as his successors, the flowering of the 10th century, and his canonization as Saint Dunstan.
History buffs would enjoy one charting the final journey of King Alfred the Great, who rebuilt the city after the Dark Ages.
London, Feb 6 ( ANI ): After exhuming King Richard III's skeleton from a car park in Leicester, scientists are now turning their attention to an even earlier king - Alfred the Great.
Following the confirmation on Monday that the skeletons of King Richard III were those found in 2012 under a former car parking lot, speculations are rife that the next kingly remains to be dug up are that of Alfred the Great.
In this book, the first of two, Brian Lavery, a prolific historian of the Royal Navy in the age of Nelson and Churchill, traces the development of naval ratings from Alfred the Great to the high days of Queen Victoria.
Here we discover a source for many of the good things that derive from our English ancestors: That source is King Alfred the Great.
After all, Russia had Catherine and Peter the Great, Prussia had Frederick the Great and ancient England Alfred the Great.
It was also translated by King Alfred the Great and Geoffrey Chaucer.
Warwick Castle's history stretches back to 914AD when Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great, ordered the building of a "burh" or an earthen rampart to protect the small hilltop settlement of Warwick from Danish invaders.
Descendants of Germanic tribes who invaded the island in the early fifth century, the Anglo-Saxons' legacy includes King Alfred the Great, who battled the Viking invasions, and the Old English epic Beowulf.
The Political Thought of King Alfred the Great, by David Pratt.
David Pratt, The Political Thought of King Alfred the Great, Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp.