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Sunday, October 26, 2014

26 October 899 A.D. Alfred the Great Passes—Youtube Roundup.

26 October 899 A.D.  Alfred the Great Passes—Youtube Roundup.

“Alfred the Great”

Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by his death had become the dominant ruler in England. He is the only English monarch to be accorded the epithet "the Great". Alfred was the first King of the West Saxons to style himself "King of the Anglo-Saxons". Details of his life are described in a work by the 10th century Welsh scholar and bishop Asser. Alfred was a learned and merciful man who encouraged education and improved his kingdom's legal system and military structure.

“Alfred the Great”

The Anglo-Saxons had occupied Britain in the 600s, but in the years thereafter, had largely embraced the Christian faith, established a more peaceful civilization than had been the case previously. They were stunned in the early 800s as the Vikings invaded the same territory, throwing them back in violent waves of invasion and conquest. The dominant personality of the ninth century, Alfred the Great, met the challenge of the invading Danes, and opened the door to a new chapter of life in the British Isles, thus leaving a mark in history that would never be forgotten.

A 6-part “Alfred the Great”

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