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Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred & Other Contemporary Sources (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred & Other Contemporary Sources (Penguin Classics)
Author: Anonymous
ISBN 13: 9780140444094
ISBN 10: 140444092
Edition: Later Printing Used
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1984-01-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $17.00
 
 

As king of Wessex, he strove to emulate those kings of the past who, in his own words, had 'succeeded both in warfare and in wisdom'. He led the battle against the Viking invaders of England, and presided over the revival of religion and learning among his people: his reputation is a measure of his success.