Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226167794 Published October 1958
An e-book edition will be published.

Alfred the Great

The King and His England

Eleanor Shipley Duckett

Alfred the Great
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Eleanor Shipley Duckett

228 pages | © 1956
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226167794 Published October 1958
E-book $30.00 ISBN: 9780226229195 Will Publish January 1900
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.
Contents
1. Wessex before the Time of Alfred
2. The World of Alfred's Boyhood, 849-65
3. Alfred and His Brother, King Ethelred, 865-71
4. King Alfred and the Great War against the Danes, 871-86
5. King Alfred and His Rule in Wessex
6. King Alfred and His Scholars and Teachers
7. King Alfred and the Later War against the Danes, 892-96
8. King Alfred and His Earlier Translations
9. King Alfred and His Later Translations
10. King Alfred at Home
Brief List of Books
Index
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