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Alfred the Great in Athelnay

an historical play, with a preliminary scene

by Stratford de Redcliffe, Stratford Canning Viscount

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Published by B. Quaritch in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alfred, King of England, 849-899 -- Drama.

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination178 p.
    Number of Pages178
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24175221M
    OCLC/WorldCa2139043

      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 /5(2).   King Alfred’s Viking by Charles W. Whistler. Subtitled A Story of the First English Fleet, the book description states it involves “Alfred’s rise to the throne as seen through the eyes of an outsider, Ranald the Viking.” The King Liveth by Jeffery Farnol. Carries the subtitle, A Romance of Alfred the Great Based on the Old Chronicles.

    Alfred the Great translated by J. A. Giles In parentheses Publications Medieval Latin Series Cambridge, Ontario In the year of our LordÕs incarnation , was born Alfred, king of the Anglo-Saxons, at the royal village of Wanating,1 in Berkshire, whichFile Size: KB. Alfred the Great was the monarch of England from to No other ruler in England's long and varied history has been honored with the title "the Great". Alfred once declared it his intention "To live worthily as long as I live and after my life to leave to them that should come after, my memory in good works.".

      King Alfred is the only English monarch to be known as "the Great" Credit: Getty Images But who was Alfred the Great really, and how .   Contemporary authorities are the Life of Alfred by ASSER and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. These and the later accounts by ETHELWERD, SIMEON OF DURHAM, etc. can be conveniently studied in CONYBEARE, Alfred in the Chroniclers (). For Alfred's writings see BOSWORTH, The Works of Alfred the Great (Jubilee edition, , 2.


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Alfred the Great in Athelnay by Stratford de Redcliffe, Stratford Canning Viscount Download PDF EPUB FB2

Alfred the Great is always fascinating and, in places, utterly riveting. It changed my notion (admittedly based on my ignorance of history) that the time in between the Romans leaving and the Norman invasion was chaotic and lawless.

But one of many things that struck me about this time was the mix of culture and by: 2. Alfred the Great (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, 'Elf-counsel' or 'Wise-elf'; between and – 26 October ) was King of Wessex from to c.

and King of the Anglo-Saxons from c. to He was the youngest son of King Æthelwulf of father died when he was young and three of Alfred's brothers, Æthelbald, Æthelberht and Æthelred, reigned in turn Father: Æthelwulf, King of Wessex. 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(41). Get this from a library. Alfred the Great in Athelnay. An historical play. With a preliminary scene. [Stratford Canning Stratford de Redcliffe, Viscount]. Alfred the Great in Athelnay; an Historical Play, With a Preliminary Scene [, Stratford de Redcliffe Strat] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Alfred the Great in Athelnay; an Historical Play, With a Preliminary Scene. Asser is most famous for his The Life of King Alfred, written inwhich is one of the first biographies of a ruler in English history. It is also the source of most of contemporary historians' knowledge of Alfred's life and rule.

The book, Alfred the Great, contains an introduction that explains the details of Alfred's life. Alfred is perhaps best of all remembered for his famous Law Code.

According to the celebrated former British Statesman and Historian Sir Winston Churchill,2 the roots of King Alfred's Book of Laws or Dooms (alias his "Deemings") came forth from the (as then already long-established) laws of Kent, Mercia and Wessex.

All these attempted to. Alfred 'The Great' (r. ) At their father's behest and by mutual agreement, Alfred's elder brothers succeeded to the kingship in turn, rather than endanger the kingdom by passing it to under-age children at a time when the country was threatened by.

Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Alfred the Great is always fascinating and, in places, utterly riveting. It changed my notion (admittedly based on my ignorance of history) that the time in between the Romans leaving and the Norman invasion was chaotic and lawless.

But one of many things that struck me about this time was the mix of culture and barbarity/5(86). The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the All Files: HTTP link in the View the book box to the left to find XML files that contain more Pages:   Alfred The Great book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A revealing reassessment of English King Alfred (c. ), a successfu /5. To give thanks for his victory, Alfred founded Athelney Abbey on the island in The Abbey was in existence until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in under King Henry VIII.

Alfred went on to implement the plans he formulated on Athelney Island to unite all the kingdoms and is the only English King to be called the Great. The Life and Times of Alfred the Great by Charles Plummer Book Description An annotated, documented biography of the Saxon king of England, expanded from a series of six lectures delivered at Oxford, with special emphasis on Alfred's literary works and military campaigns.

Maps. The Golden Dragon: Alfred the Great and His Times by Alf Johnson Mapp. 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).

Recently, I've been reading Bernard Cornwell's "Warrior Chronicles", which is a series of historical fiction novels set in Anglo-Saxon England during the reign of Alfred the Great.

I find Alfred to be a really interesting character in the novels and now I want to read some non-fiction on his life. Alfred the Great (c. - 26 October ) was King of Wessex from to He was the first monarch from the British Isles to style himself as 'King of the Anglo-Saxons ' and so he is sometimes considered the first English king.

Alfred started the Royal Navy in the 9th century. 1 Early childhood. 3 King of Wessex. 4 King of the essor: Ethelbert. Alfred The Great. Alfred lived and ruled over 1, years ago. Yet his historic vision for his people, personal courage, spiritual devotion, and treatment of his enemies, offer profound wisdom for political leaders of any age -- including our own.

Page - IT happened that on the Sabbath day, the herdsman as usual led his cattle to their accustomed pastures, and the king remained alone in the cottage with the man's wife. She, as necessity required, placed a few loaves, which some call loudas, on a pan with fire underneath, to be baked for her husband's repast and her own on his return.

Looking for books by Alfred the Great. See all books authored by Alfred the Great, including King Alfred's Version of the Consolations of Boethius: Done Into Modern English, and Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, and more on. Novels about King Alfred.

Novels about King Alfred continue to be written, as new titles are discovered they will be added to the list. Novels about some of Alfred's children have been written, but I have not included these unless it is felt that Alfred's appearance or mention makes it.

Alfred the Great - the only monarch in English or British history to behold the epithet of ‘the great’ - ascended the throne of Wessex (later England during the reign of his grandson, King Æthelstan) 1, years ago.

Normally as a society, we lose track of certain things. We remember the names but so seldom.Alfred, also spelled Aelfred, byname Alfred the Great, (born —died ), 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, circa