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King Alfred

Burnt Cakes and Other Legends

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$41.00 • £35.95 • €37.95

ISBN 9780674023208

Publication Date: 11/30/2006


240 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

25 halftones, 4 line, 1 map

Profiles in History

North America only

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  • Family tree
  • Map
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Promised Book and the Pilgrim: Alfred’s childhood
  • 2. Birds of Prey: The Vikings
  • 3. The Soldier King
  • 4. The King of Athelney: Cakes, saints, and disguises
  • 5. Defender and Pardoner: Alfred’s administration and its test in the last campaign
  • 6. The King, the Thief, the Code and the Letter: Alfred and the law
  • 7. Necessary Wisdom: Alfred as scholar
  • 8. The Sick Man’s Prayer: A personal Alfred
  • 9. The Founding Father
  • 10. Dying to be Famous: Alfred’s posthumous rise and fall
  • Further Reading
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index

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