King Alfred

King Alfred

Burnt Cakes and Other Legends

Book - 2006
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From the publisher's description: "The only English sovereign to be called 'the Great,' Alfred used to be remembered as much through folklore as through his accomplishments. Horspool sees Alfred as inextricably linked to the legends and stories that surround him, and rather than attempting to separate the myth from the 'reality,' he explores how both came together to provide a historical figure that was all things to all men. This book offers a vivid picture of Alfred's England, but also of the way that history is written, and how much myth has had to do with that."
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780674023208
067402320X
Characteristics: 228 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 9780674023208

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