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life of Alfred the Great

Thomas Hughes

life of Alfred the Great

by Thomas Hughes

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Published by A. L. Burt company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alfred, -- King of England, -- 849-899,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Alfred, 871-899

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Thomas Hughes, with an introduction by G. Mercer Adam.
    SeriesThe home library, Home library
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 p. l., 326 p.
    Number of Pages326
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15057780M
    LC Control Number12000325
    OCLC/WorldCa2652365

      Æthelflæd, eldest daughter of Alfred “the Great,” has gone down in history as an enigmatic and almost legendary figure. To the popular imagination, she is the archetypal warrior queen, a Medieval Boudicca, while in fiction she has also been cast as the mistreated wife who seeks a Viking lover, and struggles to be accepted as a female ruler in a patriarchal society.   Asser's Life of King Alfred, written in , is a revealing account of one of the greatest medieval kings. Composed by a monk of St David's in Wales who became Bishop of Sherborne in Alfred's service and worked with him in his efforts to revive religion and learning in his kingdom, this life is among the earliest surviving royal biographies.5/5(1).

    Book Description: Alfred the Great is a rare historical figure from the early Middle Ages, in that he retains a popular image. This book provides a reassessment of the famous ruler of Wessex, informed by current scholarship, both on the king as a man in history, and the king as a subsequent legendary construct. Alfred, king of Wessex (–), a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England. He prevented England from falling to the Danes and promoted learning and literacy. Compilation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle began during his reign. Learn more about Alfred’s life and rule.

      A life of King Alfred of England originally composed in Latin, possibly sometime around A.D. by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some scholars contend that the work was actually composed much later by an unknown hand. (Summary by Douglas B. Killings). The Life of Sir Thomas More is a biography, written by William Roper, of the 16th century saint best known for the seminal work Utopia. 3. John Aubrey -- Brief Lives. Brief Lives is a collection of short biographies written by John Aubrey. 4. Bishop Asser -- Life of Alfred the great. Asser’s Life of Alfred in was published in 5.


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This is book six of Cornwell's excellent fictional series set in the time of Alfred The Great. Bernard Cornwell is a good judge. This is a well written and interesting account of that far off time and the man who ruled the last Anglo-Saxon kingdom to resist the Danish by: 2. This book is not really for a historian, but it really gives you a somewhat reasonable picture of the life of Alfred the Great.

Puts together a lot of the pieces of his life. The author is clearly a little biased in favor of the Saxons or English, but it really does a great job of helping a person to understand what early medieval England in /5().

Alfred the Great book. Read 39 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Asser's Life of King Alfred, written inis a revealing accoun /5. Alfred the Great is a wonderful book about the late ninth century king who saved Wessex (the last standing Anglo-Saxon kingdom in Britain) from Viking rule.

Although a /5. Athelstan was Alfred the Great’s grandson. He reigned between AD and AD and was the very first ‘King of all England’. Athelstan was a successful soldier.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Alfred marries.^ — In the year of our Lord's incarna- tionwhich was the twentieth of King Alfred's life, the aforesaid revered King Alfred, then occupying only the rank of viceroy (secundarii), betrothed^ and espoused a noble Mercian lady,* daughter of ^thelred, surnamed Mucin, Ealdorman of the Gaini.^ The mother of this lady was named.

Asser is most famous for his The Life of King Alfred, written inwhich is one of the first biographies of a ruler in English history. It is also the source of most of contemporary historians' knowledge of Alfred's life and rule.

The book, Alfred the Great, contains an introduction that explains the details of Alfred's life. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hughes, Thomas, Life of Alfred the Great.

New York, A.L. Burt Co. [©]. LibriVox recording of "Life of Alfred the Great" by Asser, Bishop of Sherborne, translated by J. Giles, and read by R. Steinberg.

A life of King Alfred of England originally composed in Latin, possibly sometime around A.D. by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some scholars contend that the work was actually composed much later by an unknown hand. Asser’s Life of King Alfred, written inis a revealing account of one of the greatest of medieval kings.

Composed by a monk of St David’s in Wales who became Bishop of Sherborne in Alfred’s service and worked with him in his efforts to revive religion and learning in his kingdom, this life is among the earliest surviving royal biographies.3/5(6). The medieval 'Life' of King Alfred of Wessex purports to be written by Asser, a monk in the King's service.

This account of one of England's best loved and most famous kings has been accepted as offering evidence on most aspects of life in early medieval England and beyond. It was used in Victorian times to create a 'Cult' of Alfred.

Alfred was the son of king Ethelwulf, who was the son of Egbert, who was the son of Elmund, who was the son of Eafa, who was the son of Eoppa, who was the son of Ingild. Ingild, and Ina, the famous king of the West-Saxons, were two brothers. Ina went to Rome, and there ending this life honourably, entered the heavenly kingdom, to reign there for.

The White Horse King by Benjamin Merkle is the first book Ive reviewed by this author, and the first book of its kind that I have read.

It is a narrative history (lots of words, not many dates) of the life and achievements of King Alfred, called The title of the book is taken from Alfreds first great victory at the Battle of Ashdown/5(9).

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ALFRED BOJANITZ - EARLY LIFE (Summary taken from Maria Bojanitz’s book - “Alfred the Great and Friends - A Story of Prisoners of War and Locals") Copies can be obtained directly from the author for £ through this Facebook Page - 5 left.

King Alfred united Anglo-Saxon England against a Viking invasion, led the English into battle against the Danish hordes, created a renaissance of literature and the arts, reformed the legal system, and set the stage for a revival of Christian worship.

But that's not what made him great. Ben Merkle unravels the tale of how a great man came to power during one of the most difficult periods in /5(9). Alfred the Great is said to be the founder of what would become the English monarchy. We will explore Alfred's life, the Anglo Saxon and Viking background, and the wars Alfred won to.

Alfred the Great was the King of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from to This biography of Alfred the Great provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. Alfred the Great was the King of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from to He was born as the fifth son of.

In the year of our Lord's incarnationwhich was the twenty- first of king Alfred's life, there was a great famine and mortality of men, and a pestilence among the cattle. And the aforesaid army of the pagans, galloping back to Northumberland, went to York, and there passed the winter.

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It guides students through musical styles and the development of music through the ages. The book and online audioCategory: Piano-Alfred's Premier Piano Course.Alfred the Great was the monarch of England from to No other ruler in England's long and varied history has been honored with the title "the Great".

Alfred once declared it his intention "To live worthily as long as I live and after my life to leave to them that should come after, my .King Alfred the Great ( AD) Alfred was king of Wessex from An educated and cultured man, he fought Viking invaders to secure greater security and a sense of identity for Anglo-Saxon England.

In his early reign, he was defeated by the Vikings .