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Alfred The Great

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A revealing reassessment of English King Alfred (c. 848-900), a successful and heroic battle leader with rare strategic insights as well as a philosopher king who wrote and issued his own versions of spiritual and pastoral classics. 268 pp 6 x 9 12 pp b/w illustrations, 6 maps
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Published February 1st 1998 by Trafalgar Square Publishing (first published January 1st 1995)
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Edoardo Albert
Apr 29, 2014 Edoardo Albert rated it really liked it
There are quite a few books on Alfred the Great around, and even more if you look at the back catalogue, and I've read most of them, so it's unusual to find one that adds anything - David Sturdy's does. He does this by, first, providing a fresh translation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, around which he weaves the story of Alfred and Wessex, and then through a forensic examination and interrogation of the charters that survive from the 9th century. This proves particularly fruitful, as the gradual ...more
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