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Alfred the Great; or, The patriot king

James Sheridan Knowles

Alfred the Great; or, The patriot king

an historical play in five acts.

by James Sheridan Knowles

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Published by John Dicks in London .
Written in English


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SeriesDicks"standard plays -- 314
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Open LibraryOL21084895M

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Alfred the Great, or the Patriot King: A Drama in Five Acts (Classic Reprint) Paperback – Janu by James Sheridan Knowles (Author)Author: James Sheridan Knowles.

Alfred the Great; or, The Patriot King: A Drama in Five Acts Paperback – Aug by J. Knowles (Author)Author: J. Knowles. Soldier, statesman, and scholar, Alfred the Great was a fascinating and highly successful king, pushing back the Vikings to command what is now thought of as the heart of England as ruler of Wessex Cited by: texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

National Emergency Library. Top Alfred the Great [or, The Patriot King; an historical play in five acts] Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This : Soldier, statesman and scholar, Alfred the Great is celebrated as one of Britain's most successful and heroic kings.

In this biography, Professor Smyth explores the life of a remarkable man.4/5. Alfred the Great ( – 26 October ) (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, “elf counsel” or “wise elf”) was King of Wessex from to Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.

[1]. Eleanor Shipley Duckett’s biography is a useful introduction to Alfred the Great, the Wessex monarch who effectively created the kingdom of England.

She begins with a description of the politics of eighth-century England, a world of maneuvering between regional kingdoms and invading Viking armies/5(7). These books covered history, geography, philosophy and Gregory the Great's 'Pastoral Care' (a handbook for bishops), and copies of these books were sent to all the bishops of the kingdom.

Alfred was patron of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (which was copied and supplemented up to ), a patriotic history of the English from the Wessex viewpoint designed to inspire its readers and celebrate Alfred. Alfred, also spelled Aelfred, byname Alfred the Great, (born —died ), king of Wessex (–), a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England.

He prevented England from falling to the Danes and promoted learning and literacy. Compilation of. Mapp did a masterful telling of the king that he and many other historians consider England's greatest, Alfred the Great. He gives plenty of background on not just England's state of affairs in the 9th Century A.D.

but also the world surrounding it. Alfred is the only English king ever to be called 'Great'. It was not a title given by political supporters, not the sycophantic gift of an official biographer, nor a self-styled title.

It was the gift of s: Genre/Form: Plays Prompt books Drama: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Knowles, James Sheridan, Alfred the Great, or, The patriot king. Alfred the Great is a wonderful book about the late ninth century king who saved Wessex (the last standing Anglo-Saxon kingdom in Britain) from Viking rule.

Although a /5(42). Get this from a library. Alfred the Great, or, The patriot king: an historical play. [James Sheridan Knowles]. The Whole Works of King Alfred the Great: With Preliminary Essays, Illustrative of the History, Arts, and Manners, of the Ninth Century, Volume 1.

Alfred (King of England) Bosworth & Harrison, - Anglo-Saxons - pages. than can be collected from all other books. Add tags for "Alfred the Great [or, The Patriot King: an historical play in five acts].". Be the first. This book is a comprehensive study of political thought at the court of King Alfred the Great (–99).

It explains the extraordinary burst of royal learned activity focused on inventive translations from Latin into Old English attributed to Alfred's own authorship. Discover Alfred the Great famous and rare quotes. Share Alfred the Great quotations about doom, destiny and life.

'Idylls of the King' () 'The Marriage of Geraint' () l. The Doom Book (Legal Code of Ælfred the Great), 15 Copy quote. All things have rest: why should we toil alone, We only toil, who are the first of.

King Alfred of England book. Read 14 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The life and times of the Anglo-Saxon king Modern Scholars no doubt will have more objective points of view, but given the rarity of books on this early and Great King of England, one must read what one can find.

flag 1 like Like see review/5(14). Edward the Elder (c. – 17 July ) was King of the Anglo-Saxons from until his death. He was the elder son of Alfred the Great and his wife Edward succeeded to the throne, he had to defeat a challenge from his cousin Æthelwold, who had a strong claim to the throne as the son of Alfred's elder brother and predecessor, Æthelred.

3. Alfred and His Brother, King Ethelred, 4. King Alfred and the Great War against the Danes, 5. King Alfred and His Rule in Wessex 6.

King Alfred and His Scholars and Teachers 7. King Alfred and the Later War against the Danes, 8. King Alfred and His Earlier Translations 9. King Alfred and His Later Translations King Author: Eleanor Shipley Duckett.Ealhswith or Ealswitha (died 5 December ) was the wife of King Alfred the father was a Mercian nobleman, Æthelred Mucel, Ealdorman of the Gaini, which is thought to be an old Mercian tribal mother was Eadburh, a member of the Mercian royal family, and according to the historian Cyril Hart she was a descendant of King Coenwulf of Mercia.The Doom Book, Dōmbōc, Code of Alfred or Legal Code of Ælfred the Great was the code of laws ("dooms" being laws or judgments) compiled by Alfred the Great (c.

AD). Alfred codified three prior Saxon codes – those of Æthelberht of Kent (c. AD), Ine of Wessex (c. AD) and Offa of Mercia (c. AD) – to which he prefixed the Ten Commandments of Moses and incorporated rules of.