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Author Yorke, Barbara, 1951- author.

Title Alfred the Great [electronic resource] / Barbara Yorke.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (128 pages)
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Summary Why is Alfred "the Great?" A simple answer is that he has been seen as a man who saved England, invented English identity and pioneered English as a written language. He is the first Englishman for whom a biography survives, so we know more about Alfred and his ideals than we do for most people who lived over 1,000 years ago. A slightly longer answer would say that things are a bit more complicated, and that one reason Alfred seems to be so "great" was that he made sure we were told that he was. To get the measure of Alfred we need to look at what he actually managed to achieve. Can we resurrect the "real" King Alfred? Even if we have to part company with some of the Victorian adulation, we are still left with a pretty impressive and surprising person.
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Subject Alfred, King of England, 849-899.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- Alfred, 871-899.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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Other Form: Print version: Yorke, Barbara, 1951- Alfred the Great. Stroud : The History Press, 2015. 9780750961479 (pbk.) : (Uk)017153895
ISBN 9780750963695 (e-pub)
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