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Title:
Alfred : warrior king
Author:
Peddie, John, 1933-
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Publication Information:
Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire [England] : Sutton, 1999.
Physical Description:
xv, 224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780750921053
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

King Alfred of Wessex is the only king in British history to have been honoured with the epithet of Great, yet he is usually remembered for the story of the burnt cakes, his finer achievements are often forgotten.


Author Notes

John Peddie, Obe, Mc, was a serving soldier in the British Army before he took up writing.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
1. Alfred of Wessexp. 1
2. 'Devils of the Sea'p. 28
3. The Opposing Forcesp. 45
4. Wessex under Siegep. 71
5. 'That oft-defeated King'p. 102
6. Wessex Reconqueredp. 124
7. Fortress Wessexp. 148
8. The Final Campaignp. 164
9. Warrior Kingp. 183
Notesp. 195
Appendices
A The Lothbrok Familyp. 203
B Main Roman and Ancient Roads in England Militarily in Use by Vikingsp. 207
C The Isle of Athelneyp. 211
D The Garrisons of the Shiresp. 213
Bibliographyp. 215
Indexp. 219