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3 edition of King Alfred of England (Makers of History) found in the catalog.

King Alfred of England (Makers of History)

by Jacob Abbott

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  • 38 Currently reading

Published by IndyPublish .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • History / Great Britain,
  • History - General History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages124
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8539551M
    ISBN 10142806690X
    ISBN 109781428066908

      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 Author: Eleanor Shipley Duckett. King Alfred the Great () Born: AD at Wantage, Berkshire King of England Died: 26th October AD at Winchester, Hampshire. Alfred was the youngest son of King Aethelwulf and his wife, Osberga. He was born at the Royal Palace of Wantage (Berkshire) in AD He was brought up and educated by his mother and a famous story tells how she once promised an expensive illuminated book .

    Alfred's older brother, Ethelred, was King of Wessex, and Alfred worked loyally to help him. Of the year , a historian of that time writes: "Nine general battles were fought this year south of the Thames, besides which Alfred, the King's brother, and single rulers of shires and king's thegns, oftentimes made attacks on the Danes which are. Alfred King of England 23 works Search for books with subject Alfred , , Alfred the Great, King of England, , Alfred, , Anglo-Saxon period, Prolific Authors. who have written the most books on this subject. Asser, 2 books Montagu Burrows, 1 book F. Anne Payne, 1 book Eleanor Shipley.

    King Alfred's Anglo-Saxon version of Boethius De consolatione philosophiae: with a literal English translation by Boethius (Book) 14 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.   King Alfred of England Jacob ABBOTT ( - ) The life and accomplishments of England's sole title holder of "The Great." King Alfred defended England from Viking invasions and ushered in an.


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King Alfred of England (Makers of History) by Jacob Abbott Download PDF EPUB FB2

King Alfred of England book. Read 14 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The life and times of the Anglo-Saxon king/5. First posted on the Uk site a few minutes ago This is a remarkable and rich book on Aethelflaed, daughter and eldest child of King Alfred, and which in many respects adapted his policies in Mercia, first together with her husband and/or in his name and then on her own for seven years and up to ADfollowing her husband’s death.

Crowned king in his mids, Alfred hid-out in marshes with only a handful of knights until he could unite a rag-tag group of peasant-farmers into an army that would take back England.

This book makes history accessible to children and provides a real-life example of how faith in yourself and determination can overcome what may seem like /5(10). As King of Wessex at the age of 21, Alfred (reigned ) was a strongminded but highly strung battle veteran at the head of remaining resistance to the Vikings in southern England.

In earlythe Danes led by King Guthrum seized Chippenham in Wiltshire in a lightning strike and used it as a secure base from which to devastate Wessex. Alfred, king of Wessex (–), a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England.

He prevented England from falling to the Danes and promoted learning and literacy. Compilation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle began during his reign. Learn more about Alfred’s life and rule. Alfred the Great is a wonderful book about the late ninth century king who saved Wessex (the last standing Anglo-Saxon kingdom in Britain) from Viking rule.

Although a history, it reads like a novel. It is spellbinding/5. Athelstan was Alfred the Great’s grandson. He reigned between AD and AD and was the very first ‘King of all England’.

Athelstan was a successful. King Alfred of England, by Jacob Abbott, free ebook. The wall was a good defense as long as Roman soldiers remained to guard it. In some respects, therefore, Alfred could be considered the first king of England.

A new landing in Kent encouraged a revolt of the East Anglian Danes, which was suppressed –86, and after the final foreign invasion was defeated –96, Alfred. King Alfred the Great, Viking Fighter and Father of England Posted by Sons Of Vikings on Decem It was late in the year when the year-old Alfred, newly-appointed king of the last free Saxon kingdom in Britain, sat down for peace talks with two sons of Ragnar Lothbrok and other leaders of the Great Heathen Army.

King Alfred of England. Makers of History. Jacob Abbott. 0 (0 Reviews) Free Download. Read Online. This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. History of King Charles II of England.

Cleopatra. Gentle Measures in the. King Alfred was extraordinary for an early medieval king in several respects. Here are quotations by or attributed to King Alfred the Great of England.

to translate into English the book which in Latin is called Pastoralis, in English "Shepherd-book", sometimes word for word, sometimes sense for sense.

Author: Melissa Snell. The law-code of King Alfred the Great ( ) is one of the largest and most ambitious legislative enactments to survive from Anglo-Saxon England. It came to be known as sea domboc (the law or judgement book), and was cited using that appellation in the lawcodes of Alfred's tenth-century successors.

This dissertation consists of a study (volume one), together with an Cited by: 1. Here Alfred recalls especially the Christian laws made by the very first Saxon King in England to become christianized – Ethelbryte, alias the A.D.

Aethelberht King of Kent. Alfred then goes on to refer also to the A.D. Wessex laws of the Christian King Ina in the South West of England, and to the A.D. Mercian laws of the. Alfred, in the company of his brothers, was with their mother when she produced a book of English poetry. Alfred was fascinated by the illuminated capital initial on the first page of the volume.

Osburh told the children the first one who could come to her and recite the poetry in the book would be given the book.

King Alfred the Great ( AD) Alfred was king of Wessex from An educated and cultured man, he fought Viking invaders to secure greater security and a sense of identity for Anglo-Saxon England. In his early reign, he was defeated by the Vikings and forced to escape into the marshes of Somerset.

Alfred was the youngest son of King Athelwulf of Wessex. Taking the throne after the death of his brother Athelred, Alfred spent several years dealing with Viking invasions. After a decisive victory in the Battle of Edington in Alfred made an agreement with the Vikings, creating what was known as Danelaw in the North of : BookRix.

Title King Alfred of England, Contributor Names Abbott, Jacob, Created / Published. King Alfred's Books Item Preview remove-circle Latin literature -- Translations into English, Alfred, King of England,English literature -- Old English, ca.

Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader Worldcat (source edition) Year Pages: History of King Alfred of England. New York: Harper, © (OCoLC) Named Person: Alfred, King of England; Alfred, King of England: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Abbott.

Alfred the Great is said to be the founder of what would become the English monarchy. We will explore Alfred's life, the Anglo Saxon and Viking background, and the wars Alfred won to establish his.King Alfred defended England from Viking invasions and ushered in an era of learning and progress for the British Isles.

Summary by Ryan Cherrick. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Alfred is a remarkable figure in the history of England. He is credited with founding the English monarchy, codifying laws, founding the University of Oxford, and inventing the lantern.

I found Abbott's book a bit of a slog.