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Alfred the Great.

[Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1956] .
ISBN 0226167798, 9780226167770, 0226167771, 9780226167794

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Subjects Alfred, King of England, 849-899.
Anglo-Saxons -- England -- Wessex -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Anglo-Saxons -- Kings and rulers.
England -- Wessex.
Great Britain -- History -- Alfred, 871-899.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Great Britain.
Kings and rulers.
Description 220 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1956]
Summary This book recreates the life of the ninth-century English king, scholar, warrior and lawmaker. It has three aims: to do what it may in spreading among us the knowledge of this king who did so much for his England and his world; to place him in his setting -- Saxon, Celtic, and Continental; and to build his story on simple lines, which rest nevertheless upon a foundation suggested by the sources given at its close. - Foreword.
Contents Wessex before the time of Alfred -- The world of Alfred's boyhood, 849-65 -- Alfred and his brother, King Ethelred, 865-71 -- King Alfred and the Great War against the Danes, 871-86 -- King Alfred and his rule in Wessex -- King Alfred and his scholars and teachers -- King Alfred and the Later War against the Danes, 892-96 -- King Alfred and his earlier translations -- King Alfred and his later translations -- King Alfred at home -- Brief list of books -- Maps. England during the supremacy of Offa of Mercia in 796 A.D. -- Alfred's wars against the Danes, 869-78 A.D. -- Division of English land by the Peace of 886 A.D. between King Alfred and the Danes -- Later wars of King Alfred against the Danes, 892-96 A.D.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area England
Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)397873
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Duckett, Eleanor Shipley.
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