Get information, facts, and pictures about alfred (the great) at encyclopediacom make research projects and school reports about alfred (the great) easy with credible articles from our free, online encyclopedia and dictionary. Alfred, the fifth and youngest son of king ethelwulf, was born in 849 at the age of four he was taken to rome to be confirmed by pope leo iv. A hoard of viking silver that casts new light on alfred the great and the one-time ally he virtually obliterated from history has been found by a metal detectorist in a field in oxfordshire the hoard, described when it arrived at the british museum as “a greasy haggis with bits of treasure. Find out how alfred the great defeated viking invaders and united the saxon people. Alfred the great [justin pollard] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers alfred is the only english king ever to be called 'great' it was not a. Alfred the great (david hemmings) changes his plans to becomes a priest and aspires to political greatness when the invading danes kidnap his wife aelthswith (prunella ransome), he goes to battle to retrieve his queen and drive the enemy from england.
Alfred was born at wantage in oxfordshire in 849, fourth or fifth son of aethelwulf, king of the west saxons following the wishes of their father, the sons succeeded to the kingship in turn at a time when the country was under threat from danish raids, this was aimed at preventing a child. Overview of alfred the great, 1969, directed by clive donner, with david hemmings, michael york, prunella ransome, at turner classic movies. Alfred the great please help support the mission of new advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download includes the catholic encyclopedia, church fathers, summa, bible and more — all for only $1999. Alfred the great is credited as king of essex, , the anglo-saxon alfred (849-899), sometimes called alfred the great, was king of wessex from 871 to 899 he successfully halted the advance of danish armies. King alfred the great (849-899) born: ad 849 at wantage, berkshire king of england died: 26th october ad 899 at winchester, hampshire alfred was the youngest son of king aethelwulf and his wife, osberga. King alfred the great alfred the great (old english: lfr d, lfr d , \elf counsel\ or \wise elf\ 849 26 october 899) was king of.
Born at wantage, berkshire, in 849, alfred was the fifth son of aethelwulf, king of the west saxons at their father's behest and by mutual agreement, alfred's elder brothers succeeded to the kingship in turn, rather than endanger the kingdom by passing it to under-age children at a time when the country was threatened by worsening viking. Alfred the great facts, information and biography for kids learn more about the anglo-saxon the king of wessex, england, from 871 to 899 click now. Why was alfred so great great anglo-saxon kings included offa of mercia (who built offa's dyke) and edwin of northumbria (who founded edinburgh or 'edwin's burh') but the most famous of all is alfred, the only king in british history to be called 'great' alfred was born in ad849 and died in ad899. Alfred the great game 456 likes alfred the great :the great heathen army 871ad is the first in a series of wargames based on the indomitable king alfred.
Anglo-saxon monarch the son of king aethelwulf and his queen, osburga he married ealswitha of mercia in 868, and succeeded his brother aethelred in 871 known as one of the greatest kings ever to rule mankind, his reign began amidst devasting viking raids. Alfred (also ælfred from the old english: ælfrēd) (c 849 – october 26, 899) is often considered to be the founder of the english nation as king of the southern anglo-saxon kingdom of wessex from 871 to 899, alfred is noted for his defense of the kingdom against the danish vikings alfred is.
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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. Alfred, the great (871-900 ad) alfred created a series of fortifications to surround his kingdom and provide needed security from invasion. No other ruler in england's long and varied history has been honoured with the title the great alfred once declared it his intention to live worthily as long as i live and after my life to leave to them that should come after, my memory in good works few of our monarchs have succeeded as. David hemmings plays the 9th century king alfred the great (1969) co-starring michael york and ian mckellan. 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 is a 1969 epic film which portrays alfred the great's struggle to defend the anglo-saxon kingdom of wessex from a danish viking invasion in the 9th century. The paperback of the alfred the great by justin pollard at barnes & noble free shipping on $25 or more. Alfred the great (c 849 - 26 october 899) was king of wessex from 871 to 899 he was the first monarch from the british isles to style himself as 'king of the anglo. Information, summary, facts and articles about the life of alfred the great, king of the anglo saxons in 9th century england. Key facts about king alfred the great who was born c849, reigned (871 - 899) including biography, historical timeline and links to the british royal family tree.