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★ Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great: see England & Dark Ages & Viking

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30,178.  Somerset: in the winter of 877 the fate of England rested on the shoulders of one man: Alfred.  (England & Alfred the Great)  Michael Wood, King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons I: Alfred of Wessex, BBC 2013

 

30,179.  Much of the evidence has been destroyed by time and war.  (England & Alfred the Great)  ibid.

 

30,180.  Alfred: In 853, when Alfred was about five, his father King AEthelwolf of Wessex sent him to Rome.  (England & Alfred the Great)  ibid.  

 

30,181.  The Viking army attacked them on Ashdown – January 871.  The site of the Battle of Ashdown has never been found.  (England & Alfred the Great & Viking & Battle)  ibid.

 

30,182.  Then Alfred his brother became King of the West Saxons.  (England & Alfred the Great)  ibid.

 

30,183.  Edington Wiltshire May 878: at first light he attacked them ... Brutal stuff: toe to toe eyeball to eyeball stabbing and slashing.  (England & Alfred the Great & Viking)  ibid.

 

30,184.  He hoped to rebuild English culture.  Or as he would say – restore wisdom.  (England & Alfred the Great)  ibid.

 

 

30,185.  AEthelflaed: The Lady of the Mercians ... A power of power and high education and intelligence.  (England & Alfred the Great & Women)  Michael Wood, King Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons II: The Lady of the Mercians

 

30,186.  A history of women as a whole has been erased everywhere.  (England & Alfred the Great & Women)  ibid. 

 

30,187.  The key to her warfare was fortress building.  (England & Alfred the Great & Women)  ibid.

 

 

30,188.  AEthelstan: There was peace everywhere and abundance of all things.  He was a mighty king worthy of high honour.  (England & Alfred the Great & Anglo-Saxon)  Michael Wood, King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons III: Aethelstan: The First King of England, BBC 2013

 

30,189.  AEthelstan will turn the dream of Alfred the Great into a reality: a kingdom of all the English.  (England & Alfred the Great & Anglo-Saxon)  ibid.

 

30,190.  A kingdom of the Anglo-Saxons … Winchester 899: the last days of Alfred’s life.  (England & Alfred the Great & Anglo-Saxon)  ibid.

 

 

62,948.  A long standing mystery about this - unmarked grave in a local parish church.  (Alfred the Great & England)  Neil Oliver, The Search for Alfred the Great, BBC 2014

 

62,949.  Alfred the Great was born in 849 in the town of Wantage, now in Oxfordshire.  (Alfred the Great & England)  ibid.

 

62,950.  A new England was emerging under his rule.  (Alfred the Great & England)  ibid.

 

 

62,951.  I desired to live worthily as long as I lived, and to leave after my life, to the men who should come after me, the memory of me in good works.  Alfred the Great, cited Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy

 

 

92,710.  There was one kingdom in the south of the country that refused to crumble: it was ruled by a resourceful and resilient warrior king whose name was Alfred the Great.  (Viking & Dark Ages & Alfred)  The Dark Ages