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life of Alfred the Great.
|Statement||Tr. from the German of Dr. R. Pauli. To which is appended Alfred"s Anglo-Saxon version of Orosius. With a literal English translation, and an Anglo-Saxon alphabet and glossary. By B. Thorpe.|
|Series||Bohn"s antiquarian library|
|Contributions||Orosius, Paulus., Thorpe, Benjamin, 1782-1870.|
|LC Classifications||DA153 .P34|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ix, , 582 p. incl. front.|
|Number of Pages||582|
|LC Control Number||15007431|
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This is book six of Cornwell's excellent fictional series set in the time of Alfred The Great. Bernard Cornwell is a good judge. This is a well written and interesting account of that far off time and the man who ruled the last Anglo-Saxon kingdom to resist the Danish by: 2.
This book is a valuable and fascinating resource shedding light on the life and career on King Alfred of Wessex, who became known (in my opinion deservedly so) in later centuries as ‘The Great’.
In the simplest level the main body of the book is simple an account of /5(25). Alfred the Great book. Read 39 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Asser's Life of King Alfred, written inis a revealing accoun /5.
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 /5. Athelstan was Alfred the Great’s grandson. He reigned between AD and AD and was the very first ‘King of all England’.
Athelstan was a successful soldier. In AD he took York from the. 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. Description: Alfred the Great is a rare historical figure from the early Middle Ages, in that he retains a popular image. 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.
Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hughes, Thomas, Life of Alfred the Great. New York, A.L. Burt Co. [©].
Asser’s Life of King Alfred, written inis a revealing account of one of the greatest of medieval kings. Composed by a monk of St David’s in Wales who became Bishop of Sherborne in Alfred’s service and worked with him in his efforts to revive religion and learning in his kingdom, this life is among the earliest surviving royal biographies.3/5(6).
Alfred marries.^ — In the year of our Lord's incarna- tionwhich was the twentieth of King Alfred's life, the aforesaid revered King Alfred, then occupying only the rank of viceroy (secundarii), betrothed^ and espoused a noble Mercian lady,* daughter of ^thelred, surnamed Mucin, Ealdorman of the Gaini.^ The mother of this lady was named.
This video will be about Alfred the Great the King of Wessex. The sources rage from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and from the writings of Bishop Aseer.
Follow my. LibriVox recording of "Life of Alfred the Great" by Asser, Bishop of Sherborne, translated by J. Giles, and read by R. Steinberg. A life of King Alfred of England originally composed in Latin, possibly sometime around A.D. by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some scholars contend that the work was actually composed much later by an unknown hand.
Alfred was the son of king Ethelwulf, who was the son of Egbert, who was the son of Elmund, who was the son of Eafa, who was the son of Eoppa, who was the son of Ingild.
Ingild, and Ina, the famous king of the West-Saxons, were two brothers. Ina went to Rome, and there ending this life honourably, entered the heavenly kingdom, to reign there for. The medieval 'Life' of King Alfred of Wessex purports to be written by Asser, a monk in the King's service.
This account of one of England's best loved and most famous kings has been accepted as offering evidence on most aspects of life in early medieval England and beyond.
It was used in Victorian times to create a 'Cult' of Alfred. The White Horse King by Benjamin Merkle is the first book Ive reviewed by this author, and the first book of its kind that I have read. It is a narrative history (lots of words, not many dates) of the life and achievements of King Alfred, called The title of the book is taken from Alfreds first great victory at the Battle of Ashdown/5(9).
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Alfred the Great was the King of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from to This biography of Alfred the Great provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. Alfred the Great was the King of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from to He was born as the fifth son of.
King Alfred united Anglo-Saxon England against a Viking invasion, led the English into battle against the Danish hordes, created a renaissance of literature and the arts, reformed the legal system, and set the stage for a revival of Christian worship.
But that's not what made him great. Ben Merkle unravels the tale of how a great man came to power during one of the most difficult periods in /5(9). The life and times of King Alfred the Great Alfred's father was King Ethelwulf, who ruled over the south west of England.
He traced his own genealogy all the way back to Noah.3 Professor Warren W. Lehman records4 that King Alfred himself boldly traced his own ancestry — via the Scythians, to.
ALFRED BOJANITZ - EARLY LIFE (Summary taken from Maria Bojanitz’s book - “Alfred the Great and Friends - A Story of Prisoners of War and Locals") Copies can be obtained directly from the author for £ through this Facebook Page - 5 left. In the year of our Lord's incarnationwhich was the twenty- first of king Alfred's life, there was a great famine and mortality of men, and a pestilence among the cattle.
And the aforesaid army of the pagans, galloping back to Northumberland, went to York, and there passed the winter. Summary Asser's Life of King Alfred, written inis a revealing account of one of the greatest of medieval kings. Composed by a monk of St David's in Wales who became Bishop of Sherborne in Alfred's service and worked with him in his efforts to revive religion and learning in his kingdom, this life is among the earliest surviving royal biographies.
King Alfred the Great ( AD) Alfred was king of Wessex from An educated and cultured man, he fought Viking invaders to secure greater security and a sense of identity for Anglo-Saxon England.
In his early reign, he was defeated by the Vikings. Description. The Life of King Alfred by Bishop Asser is the earliest known source about an Anglo-Saxon king, a king often known today as ‘Alfred the Great’ (r. – CE). Who was Asser. Asser was a Welshman from St David’s, who later became Bishop of Sherborne.
His name is Hebrew, from the Old Testament figure of Aser (Asher), the 8th son of Jacob (Genesis 13). Alfred, 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. Learn more about Alfred’s life and rule. An Overview of Music History. By Nancy Bachus and Tom Gerou. Music History Book & Online Audio. Great Music & Musicians provides a foundation for understanding the major cultural periodsfrom the Greco-Roman Era to the present.
It guides students through musical styles and the development of music through the ages. The book and online audioCategory: Piano-Alfred's Premier Piano Course. Æthelflæd, eldest daughter of Alfred “the Great,” has gone down in history as an enigmatic and almost legendary figure. To the popular imagination, she is the archetypal warrior queen, a Medieval Boudicca, while in fiction she has also been cast as the mistreated wife who seeks a Viking lover, and struggles to be accepted as a female ruler in a patriarchal society.
The Life of Alfred the Great Bishop of Sherbourne ASSER (- /), translated by J. GILES ( - ) A life of King Alfred of England originally composed in Latin, possibly sometime around A.D.
by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some scholars contend that the work was actually composed much later by an unknown hand. Asser's Life of King Alfred, written inis a revealing account of one of the greatest medieval kings. Composed by a monk of St David's in Wales who became Bishop of Sherborne in Alfred's service and worked with him in his efforts to revive religion and learning in his kingdom, this life is among the earliest surviving royal biographies.5/5(1).
The Life of Sir Thomas More is a biography, written by William Roper, of the 16th century saint best known for the seminal work Utopia. John Aubrey -- Brief Lives.
Brief Lives is a collection of short biographies written by John Aubrey. Bishop Asser -- Life of Alfred the great. Asser’s Life of Alfred in was published in 5. Book Description: Alfred the Great is a rare historical figure from the early Middle Ages, in that he retains a popular image.
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. A life of King Alfred of England originally composed in Latin, possibly sometime around A.D.
by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some scholars contend that the work was actually composed much later by an unknown hand. (Summary by Douglas B. Killings). He displayed remarkable administrative flair, reorganizing his army, issuing important laws, protecting the weak, and promoting learning.
But most unusual of all, he was a gifted scholar. Alfred the Great translated several works from Latin into his own language, Anglo-Saxon, known to us as Old English, and wrote some works of his : Melissa Snell.
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.
Alfred is often remembered as one of England’s greatest Anglo-Saxon : Ancient-Origins. 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 4/5(3). This book is a valuable and fascinating resource shedding light on the life and career on King Alfred of Wessex, who became known (in my opinion deservedly so) in later centuries as ‘The Great’.
In the simplest level the main body of the book is simple an account of /5(56). 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.
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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.
This book provides a chronological examination of the much-disputed medieval biography of King Alfred, attributed to the king's tutor, Asser. The book argues that Asser's life is a medieval forgery; a. Buy a cheap copy of The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred book by Benjamin R.
Merkle. The unlikely king who saved England. Down swept the Vikings from the frigid North. Across the English coastlands and countryside they raided, torched, murdered, and Free shipping over $. 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.The Warrior Queen: The Life and Legend of Aethelflaed, Daughter of Alfred the Great (Book) Book Details.
ISBN. Title. The Warrior Queen: The Life and Legend of Aethelflaed, Daughter of Alfred the Great. Author. Arman, Joanna. Publisher. Amberley Publishing. Publication Date. .