Alfred the Great: Pocket Giants

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`Alfred is one of the most remarkable rulers of any time or place. This clear, readable and insightful book shows why.' Michael Wood 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 that we know more about Alfred and his ideals than we do for most people who lived over a thousand years ago. A slightly longer answer would say that things are a bit ...

Alfred the Great: pocket GIANTS 2015, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780750961479

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