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Alfred The Great; Or The Patriot King

A Drama In Five Acts

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        StatementKessinger Publishing, LLC
        PublishersKessinger Publishing, LLC
        LC ClassificationsApril 10, 2007
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 90 p. :
        Number of Pages91
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 101432519352

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For as his massive fleet moved to join him near Exeter, a terrible storm blew in from the cold Atlantic. He lured clerical scholars and monks from Mercia, West Saxon and Wales into his kingdom. After the Viking force devastated Chippenham, Alfred lost the support of the Witan and fled to the Somerset marshes.

Asser presented Alfred as the embodiment of the ideal, but practical, Christian ruler. Alfred himself was an unlikely champion for the more radical movements, and was more readily adopted by those who wanted to show Stuart, and eventually Hanoverian, rulers, how they could become successful constitutional monarchs by emulating their most famous Anglo-Saxon ancestor.

Why was Alfred the Great One of Only Two Kings Named ‘Great’ in English History?

Its lack of practicality made it sorely unsuitable for lawsuits. By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings. The Saxon king Alfred the Great penetrates the Danish camp disguised as a wandering minstrel, in order to get intelligence. It was wealthy and fertile, with the best trading routes to the continent, so of course, the Vikings could never consider their conquest complete until they had dominion over this territory.

Built larger and faster warships King Alfred invested quite a lot in ships that could easily navigate the estuaries and rivers. By the year 876, the Danes had regrouped and made their assault on Wessex. His first aristocratic and royal backers came from the circle which gathered around Frederick, Prince of Wales 1707-51the eldest son of George II, and was united by the opposition of its members to the prime minister Robert Walpole.


He ensured the best scholars would teach in these schools, with curricula dedicated to the liberal arts. The fyrds were funded with taxes levied on the lords.

New terms were drawn up, new gold surrendered to Guthrum Halfdan Ragnarson seems to have stayed in Northumbriaand new oaths were taken.