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King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons. Episode 3, Aethelstan : the First King of England

Author: Michael Wood; Rebecca Dobbs; BBC Worldwide Ltd.,
Publisher: London, England : British Broadcasting Corporation, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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In this third episode, Alfred's grandson Aethelstan fulfills the family plan and creates a kingdom of all England. Travelling from Devon to Cumbria, Scotland and Rome, Michael Wood tells the tale of Aethelstan's wars, his learning and his lawmaking, showing how he created a national coinage and tracing the origin of the English parliament to the king's new assembly politics. But there's also a dark side, with later  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Documentary films
Educational films
Named Person: Athelstan, King of England; Athelstan, King of England
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wood; Rebecca Dobbs; BBC Worldwide Ltd.,
OCLC Number: 974356509
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed January 11, 2017).
Description: 1 online resource (60 min.)
Responsibility: BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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In this third episode, Alfred's grandson Aethelstan fulfills the family plan and creates a kingdom of all England. Travelling from Devon to Cumbria, Scotland and Rome, Michael Wood tells the tale of Aethelstan's wars, his learning and his lawmaking, showing how he created a national coinage and tracing the origin of the English parliament to the king's new assembly politics. But there's also a dark side, with later legends that the king had his brother drowned at sea. In his last desperate struggle, Aethelstan defeated a huge invasion of Vikings and Scots in what became known as the Anglo-Saxon 'Great War'. Wood argues that Aethelstan was one of the greatest English monarchs, and with his grandfather Alfred, his father Edward and his aunt Aethelflaed, a member of our most remarkable royal family and 'even more than the Tudors, the most gifted and influential rulers in British history'.

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