ALFRED THE GREAT Chapter I. The Britons. Alfred the Great figures in history as the founder, in some sense, of the British monarchy. Of that long succession of sovereigns who have held the scepter of that monarchy, and whose government ...
By degrees , Alfred found his enemies more remiss in their precautions , and revelling in fancied security . ... He named this place , Acthelingey , or the Isle of Nobles , alluding to the illustrious births of the greater part of those ...
From the author of The Gateway to the Middle Ages, “a fascinating portrait of an enlightened monarch against a background of darkness and ignorance” (Kirkus Reviews). Filled with drama and action, here is the story of the ninth-century life and times of Alfred—warrior, conqueror, lawmaker, scholar, and the only king whom England has ever called “The Great.” Based on up-to-date information on ninth-century history, geography, philosophy, literature, and social life, it vividly presents exciting views of Alfred in every stage of his long career and leaves the reader with a sharply etched picture of the world of the Middle Ages
History remembers Ethelwulf as the father of Alfred the Great and, more generously, as another leader in battle, though of far less achievement than Egbert. He had taken part in Egbert's wresting of supremacy from Mercia.
Author: Eleanor Shipley Duckett
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is the untold version of an old story - Alfred's life through his own eyes. This book, plus Book II - describing the 2nd part of Alfred's life, is intended as the first in a series of similar books on successive monarchs, which it will be if you help to make it popular.
There were raids from spring to autumn almost everyyear then in '51 my oldest son, Athelstan, as King of Kentunder me, was forced tofight them off Sandwich in Kent, the first time we ever fought at sea and it was a great victory.
Author: Roger Rickwood
We call him , and we call him rightly , ' Alfred the Great . ' But in days nearer his own he was known as ' England's Darling . Will not the historian of the future see a certain sad appropriateness in the fact that the Queen should ...
Publisher: Ardent Media
Category: Electronic book
Peter J. Helm. - ALFRED THE GREAT “. . . to shew the latitude.
Author: Peter J. Helm
Publisher: London : R. Hale 
Twenty-two collected essays on late Anglo-Saxon and Norman history.
The evidence of the Alderman Æthelweard , Cnut's second legal code , Domesday Book , and the Liber Eliensis all militate against it , while the evidence of Alfred and Guthrum's treaty would seem to be decisive . That treaty provides the ...
Author: R. H. C. Davis
Publisher: A&C Black
The year 875 — four years after Alfred the Great was raised to the throne of the united Anglo - Saxon kingdoms on the death of his brother Ethelred , witnessed the coronation of Charles the Bald as emperor and king of Italy .
Author: Alfred (King of England)
Alfred, 10, is a great thinker. Or at least he thinks he’s a great thinker. He knows that life is full of puzzles and mysteries so he has a lot of questions to answer. With a bit of help from Rose (best friend) and Charlie (little brother), he does his best to make some sense of the world. But he will also need your assistance in dealing with certain problems. So make sure you’ve got your thinking cap on. Alfred could be the greatest thinker on earth. Or he could still have a lot to learn... Perfect for ages 7 - 10 years old, this humorous and heart-warming book follows Alfred as he solves his way through five different questions in his own quirky style!
my name is Alfred and I am ten years old. I am the greatest thinker of all time. Believe that? You'd believe anything! Of course I'm not the greatest thinker of all time. I just said it to grab your attention. Now, concentrate or I'll ...
Author: Oliver Fordham
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Amidst all the shining characters of ancient and modern times , ALFRED , the grandson of EGBERT , the first monarch of England , holds a place of the greatest dignity and lustre : and we are bound by gratitude and justice never to let ...
Author: John Ryland
Category: English fiction