Alfred’s epithet 'the great' was not given to him in his lifetime but centuries later when asser’s work became more widely known and the significance of alfred’s reign was more fully recognized. Alfred the great was the king of the southern anglo-saxon kingdom of wessex from 871 to 899 this biography of alfred the great provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.
Alfred the great's old english translation of gregory the great's pastoral care (ms ii24) cambridge digital library pratt, david (2007) the political thought of king alfred the great cambridge studies in medieval life and thought: fourth series 67 cambridge university press isbn 978-0-521-80350-2. Alfred the great (old english: ælfrēd, ælfrǣd, elf counsel or wise elf 849 – 26 october 899) was king of wessex from 871 to 899 alfred was the youngest son of king æthelwulf of wessex his father died when he was young and three of alfred's brothers reigned in turn.
Barbara yorke considers the reputation of king alfred the great, and the enduring cult around his life and legend barbara yorke | published in history today volume 49 issue 10 november 1999 king alfred of wessex (r871-99) is probably the best known of all anglo-saxon rulers, even if the first thing to come into many people’s minds in connection with him is something to do with burnt confectionery.
Drawing on the latest historical, textual and archaeological research justin pollard radically reassesses the key moments in alfred's life he offers a new interpretation of what caused this most remarkable king to begin the formation of england and how it coloured the subsequent history of the western world down to the present day. Interesting facts about alfred the great despite being very courageous and a great leader, alfred was physically a sickly and frail man he struggled with illness most of his life he is the only english ruler to be called the great alfred divided his army into two groups. Father - alfred the great mother - ealhswith of wessex married - aethelred of mercia children - aelfwynn 870 (during) aethelflaed was born, the eldest child of alfred, later known as alfred the great, and his wife ealhswith of mercia. The white horse king: the life of alfred the great and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free kindle app.
Alfred the great timeline date summary detailed information 23 april 871 accenssion of alfred king alfred succeeded his brother ethelred to the throne. Alfred the great (r 871-899 ce) was the king of wessex in britain but came to be known as king of the anglo-saxons after his military victories over viking adversaries and later successful negotiations with them he is the best-known anglo-saxon king in british history thanks to his biographer.
In 871 ad, alfred defeated the danes at the battle of ashdown in berkshire the following year, he succeeded his brother as king despite his success at ashdown, the danes continued to devastate wessex and alfred was forced to withdraw to the somerset marshes, where he continued guerrilla warfare against his enemies.
Alfred, also spelled aelfred, byname alfred the great, (born 849—died 899), king of wessex (871–899), a saxon kingdom in southwestern england he prevented england from falling to the danes and promoted learning and literacy.