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Alfred the Great : the man who made England

Author: Justin Pollard
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2006.
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Alfred was England's first king. His rule spanned troubled times: his shores were under constant threat from Viking marauders and his life was imperilled by conspiracies in his own court. But he was an extrordinary character - a soldier, scholar and statesman like no other in English history - and out of adversity he forged a new type of nation.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alfred, King of England; Alfred, King of England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Pollard
ISBN: 0719566665 9780719566660
OCLC Number: 65203337
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: xii, 350 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Contents: The prophecy of Jeremiah --
Invitation from the Wolf --
The decimation of Æthelwulf --
Legends of the north --
The arrival of the Sons of Ragnar --
The wild boar of Ashdown --
The lonely king --
Providence --
Betrayal --
The once and future king --
The silent army --
A new England --
A tale of two cities --
The summoning of the muse --
The great work --
The testing time --
The last battle --
Great.
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In an era darkened by the terror of the Viking invasions, England's first and greatest king was a beacon of light.  Read more...

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'This is the story of England's birth, a great story and beautifully told' Bernard Cornwell 'A boisterous portrait of the only English king to earn the epithet 'Great" Bettany Hughes, The Times A Read more...

 
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