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Alfred the Great
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He died in October AD and was buried at his capital city of Winchester. He divided his levies Alfred the Great book two parts with one half at home and the other on active service, giving him a relief system he could call on to continue a campaign. It is thought that he may have suffered from Crohn's disease. The purpose of this expedition is debated, though Asser claims that it was for the sake of plunder. The Vikings overcame two other major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, East Anglia and Mercia, and their kings were either tortured to death or fled. He was a particularly wily military commander, successfully keeping the Danes at bay, and he wisely shored up defenses when the enemies of his kingdom were occupied elsewhere.
By the s, Alfred's charters and coinage were referring to him as 'king of the English'. Based on the screenplay by James B. But you are to judge your neighbour fairly! Finally, in the Danes attacked the only remaining independent Anglo-Saxon kingdom, Wessex, whose forces were commanded by King Aethelred and his younger brother Alfred. Finding their position in mainland Europe precarious, they crossed to England in ships in two divisions.
The Danish threat remained, and Alfred reorganised the Alfred the Great book defences in recognition that efficient defence and economic prosperity were interdependent. The author has the Saxons seeking help by praying to King Arthur: obviously the author had no knowledge of the relationship between the Saxons and the Celts. Unfortunately, there is no evidence that it ever took place — the tale surfaced in the 12th century, long after Alfred's death. For I dared not presume to set in writing at all many of my own, because it was unknown to me what would please those who should come after us An attempt to break through the English lines failed.
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Alfred was forced instead to make peace with them, according to sources that do not tell what the terms of the peace were. A successful Alfred the Great book at the Alfred the Great book of Englefield in Berkshire on 31 December was followed by a severe defeat at the siege and the Battle of Reading by Ivar's Alfred the Great book Halfdan Ragnarsson on 5 January From the story by James B.
According to Asser, because of Pope Marinus's friendship with King Alfred, the pope granted an exemption to any Anglo-Saxons residing within Rome from tax or tribute.
It was only after the raids were underway that a call went out to landowners to gather their men for battle. One for the completist only; unreadable. In some respects, therefore, Alfred could be considered the first king of England. DischPopular Library, New York, Alfred was patron of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle which was copied and supplemented up toa patriotic history of the English from the Wessex viewpoint designed to inspire its readers and celebrate Alfred and his monarchy.
Evidence suggests he was not physically strong and, though not lacking in courage, he was noted more for his intellect than as a warlike character. During this period, Bishop Asser gave Alfred the unique title of secundarius, which may indicate a position similar to the Celtic tanista recognised successor closely associated with the reigning monarch.
This is unlikely; his succession could not have been foreseen at the time as Alfred had three living elder brothers. For the next five years the Danes occupied other parts of England. Nor doom one doom to your friend; another to your foe!
He then pursued the Danes to their stronghold at Chippenham and starved them into submission. S, title "The Right Line of Cerdic. Here are some notable quotations from the notable English king, Alfred the Great.
A religiously devout and pragmatic man who learnt Latin in his late thirties, he recognised that the general deterioration in learning and religion caused by the Vikings' destruction of monasteries the centres of the rudimentary education network had serious implications for rulership.
Fearless, by Helen Kirkman, published by Harlequin in July, The English did not attempt a winter blockade but contented themselves with destroying all the supplies in the district.Very well written book about Alfred the Great, a remarkable medieval king.
The book evokes the time in which Alfred lived, and the roles that he played in shaping the future of what was to become England/5. Jun 29, · Alfred is the only English king ever to be called 'Great'. It was not a title given by political supporters, not the sycophantic gift of an official biographer, nor a self-styled title.
It was the gift of history. Justin Pollard's enthralling, authoritative account befits Alfred - a soldier, a scholar and statesman like no other in English history.4/5(3).
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