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Alfred the Great.

Author: Eleanor Shipley Duckett
Publisher: [Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1956]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. -  Read more...
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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: Eleanor Shipley Duckett
ISBN: 0226167771 9780226167770 0226167798 9780226167794
OCLC Number: 397873
Description: 220 pages 22 cm
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.

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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.

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