Alfred The Great; Or The Patriot King

A Drama In Five Acts by J. S. Knowles

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Alfred the Great (Old English: "elf counsel" or "wise elf"; – 26 October ) was King of Wessex from to Alfred was the youngest son of King Athelwulf of Wessex. Taking the throne after the death of his brother Athelred, Alfred spent several years dealing with Viking invasions. After a decisive victory in the Battle of Edington. The Law Code of King Alfred the Great. The Law Code of King Alfred the Great is the largest and best preserved piece of legal documentation made prior to the Norman conquest of [1], and the first surviving Anglo-Saxon law code since Ine's, nearly two centuries earlier [2], making it an essential document in the study of late Anglo-Saxon law, culture and society. Alfred the Great is a rare historical figure from the early Middle Ages, in that he retains a popular image. This image increasingly suffers from the dead white male syndrome, exacerbated by Alfred's association with British imperialism and colonialism, so this book provides an accessible reassessment of the famous ruler of Wessex, informed by current scholarship, both on the king as a man in. The version in Otho attributes the work to Alfred the Great in both its prose and verse prologues, and this was long accepted by scholars. To quote the prose, King Alfred was the interpreter of this book, and turned it from book Latin into English, as it is now done.

  Alfred’s Wessex acted as a unifying beacon for the rest of Britain. I hope the country in which Alfred Johnson and the rest of his generation grows up acts as a beacon to the rest of the world for all that is best about liberal democracy. It is an idea which can be traced back to Alfred the Great and those early days of Anglo-Saxon unity. ‎After seven years of hard-won peace, a Viking army lands in Wessex and attacks Rochester. Alfred the Great has traitors within the Empire, and two powerful Viking Kings to his north. Nevertheless, he manages to drive out the invaders. He hits back at their sanctuary, and enrages Guthrum of East Angl. Alfred the Great was not only the fifth but favorite son of Ethelwulf, the Saxon king of Wessex and Kent (Pratt 63). Alfred came into power at a time considered troublous and difficult as the Danish Vikings had taken over much of Saxon territory, destroying villages, cities and monasteries in addition o murdering or driving away thousands of. Alfred the Great, Or, the Patriot King An Historical Play. / / No Comments / Alfred the Great, or the Patriot King A Drama in Five Acts.

This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons, combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England. Alfred emerges from the pages of this biography as a great warlord, an effective and inventive ruler, and a passionate scholar whose piety and intellectual. Æthelred was the fourth of five sons of King Æthelwulf. His mother, Osburh, was of West Saxon royal ing to the historian Sean Miller, Æthelred was probably a year or so older than his younger brother, the future Alfred the Great, who was born –9, but Richard Abels says that Æthelred was around eight years old in , which would mean he was born about The other two sons were much younger: Æthelred was born around and was king from to , and Alfred was born around and was king from to In Æthelwulf married Judith, daughter of Charles the Bald, King of West Francia and future Holy Roman Emperor, and his wife Ermentrude. Osburh had probably died, although it is. Alfred (David Hemmings) is about to become a priest but a Viking army led by Guthrum (Michael York) has taken East Anglia, and threatens Wessex. Using his older brother King Aethelred (Alan Doble) as bait, the Danes are lured into a trap.

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About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic : James Sheridan Knowles. Product Information. Excerpt from Alfred the Great, or the Patriot King: An Historical Play, in Five ActsGive him the wine.

My thirst's gone Off - yet, no 'tis fit that 'i drink first (drinks) To our new Denmark!About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. 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.

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This book is a comprehensive study of political thought at the court of King Alfred the Great (–99). It explains the extraordinary burst of royal learned activity focused on inventive translations from Latin into Old English attributed to Alfred's own authorship.

Alfred the Great, Or, the Patriot King An Historical Play. PD by qifyr. Leave a Comment on Alfred the Great, Or, the Patriot King An Historical Play. PD by qifyr. Leave a Comment on Post navigation. Alfred the Great, Or, the Patriot King. Alfred the Great (/9 – 26 October ) was king of the West Saxons 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. Three of Alfred's brothers, Æthelbald, Æthelberht and Æthelred, reigned in. Alfred the Great, Or, the Patriot King An Historical Play.

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This book provides a reassessment of the famous ruler of Wessex, informed by current scholarship, both on the king as a man in history, and the king as a subsequent legendary construct. Alfred the Great. Alfred the Great ( – 26 October ) (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, “elf counsel” or “wise elf”) was King of Wessex from to Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.

He is one of only two English monarchs to be given the epithet “the Great. Alfred, king of Wessex (the area south of the Thames River in England — and the Thames is the river that runs through London, so go ahead and check the map), is universally referred to as The Great. And not without good reason.

He's the odd sort of king insofar as he doesn't seem to have lusted after the throne. Alfred the Great, Or, the Patriot King An Historical Play.

10 Alfred the Great, Or, the Patriot King An Historical Play. by tyror on Leave a Comment on Alfred the Great, Or, the Patriot King An Historical Play. Alfred the Great, or the Patriot King A Drama in Five Acts. 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. King Alfred the Great, a Ladybird, Adventure from History' Book, by L.

Du Garde Peach, with superb illustrations by John Kenney was first published in It brings 8th century England to life, telling us something about what life was like in England was like then, and about the King at that time, Alfred the s: 5.

There were many famous Anglo-Saxon kings, but the most famous of all was Alfred, one of the only kings in British history to be called 'Great'. His father was king of Wessex, but by the end of.

King Alfred of England book. Read 14 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The life and times of the Anglo-Saxon king Modern Scholars no doubt will have more objective points of view, but given the rarity of books on this early and Great King of England, one must read what one can find.

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Alfred the Great, or the Patriot King A Drama in Five Acts. marked the eleven-hundredth anniversary of the death of Alfred the Great, and to mark this event, two international conferences were held to re-evaluate and contextualise Alfred's achievements and the developments of his reign.

Alfred the Great was the first king of the Anglo-Saxons and one of only two English rulers to have been given the epithet ‘the Great’. He may have earned this title in part by defending his kingdom against the Vikings and for his efforts in improving education. Read this book on Questia.

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.". But Alfred's energetic and revolutionary re-organization proved ineffective against the greed and determination of the Danes' massive force under King Guthrum and The Great Army.

After a series of inconclusive forays the Danes, smarting from stubborn Saxon resistance made peace and retreated, only to strike back almost immediately. Alfred and His Brother, King Ethelred, 4. King Alfred and the Great War against the Danes, 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, 8. King Alfred and His Earlier Translations 9. King Alfred and His Later Translations King.

The Doom Book, Dōmbōc, Code of Alfred or Legal Code of Ælfred the Great was the code of laws ("dooms" being laws or judgments) compiled by Alfred the Great (c.

AD). Alfred codified three prior Saxon codes – those of Æthelberht of Kent (c. AD), Ine of Wessex (c. AD) and Offa of Mercia (c. AD) – to which he prefixed the Ten Commandments of Moses and incorporated rules of.

Other articles where The Idea of a Patriot King is discussed: Henry Saint John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke: Return to England.: For this group, he wrote The Idea of a Patriot King. It was his most famous work, but it offered no real solution to the problems of defeating Walpole or of creating a “patriot” party.

In any event, Prince Frederick did not live to become king, and Walpole’s final. The book, Alfred the Great, contains an introduction that explains the details of Alfred's life.

It also includes the entirely of Asser's Life of King Alfred. Along with this work, the editors print and translate a number of other documents that inform historians about Alfred's life and person. Warrior, law-giver, and scholar, Alfred the Great was an extraordinarily gifted and highly successful king, pushing back the Vikings to preserve what is now thought of as the heart of England.

In this, the first major study of King Alfred since Plummer's biography ofthe career of King Alfred is followed chronologically and examined in s: Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, a defender against Viking invasion and a social reformer; just few of the reasons why he is the only English monarch to be known as “the Great”.

Alfred was born in and served as King of Wessex, a Saxon kingdom based in the southwest of modern day England, from to his death on 26th October AD. King Alfred apparently gained such an appreciation and then was able to make a significant contribution to the cause of liberty.

Alfred was king of England from A.D. In order to appreciate what he did, let us briefly review years of world history prior to his reign. E-book $ to $ About E-books ISBN: Published December 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.".Our understanding of the literary achievements of King Alfred depend very much upon what we believe about his early education.

If we are content to accept the stories of Asser, the famous biographer of Alfred, that he reached his twelfth birthday before he learned to read (Keynes 75), then we must reckon his literary career as a phenomenon which can only be described, not explained.Alfred the Great was an Anglo-Saxon king ( – ) of Wessex an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, that existed from to south of the river Thames in England.

In the late 9th century, the Vikings had overrun most of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that constituted England at the time. Alfred's reign has become regarded as pivotal in the eventual unification of England, after he famously defended .