Alfred The Great

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Alfred The Great

  1. 1. ALFRED THE GREAT
  2. 2. ALFRED THE GREAT <ul><li>WESSEX – THE KINGDOM ALFRED RULED </li></ul>
  3. 3. ALFRED’S LIFE <ul><li>LIVED IN 849 – 901 </li></ul><ul><li>HAD THREE BROTHERS </li></ul><ul><li>WAS THE LAST OF THE FOUR BROTHERS TO RULE THE KINGDOM </li></ul>
  4. 4. ALFRED AS A WISE STATESMAN <ul><li>SAVED WESSEX FROM THE VIKINGS </li></ul><ul><li>ONLY DEFENSIVE WARS </li></ul><ul><li>ONLY LONDON WAS ADDED TO HIS KINGDOM </li></ul><ul><li>RESTORED LAW AND ORDER </li></ul>
  5. 5. ALFRED AS A WISE STATESMAN <ul><li>RETAINED CHRISTIANITY </li></ul><ul><li>BUILT NEW FORTRESSES </li></ul><ul><li>REORGANISED HIS ARMY </li></ul><ul><li>BEAT THE DANES 9 TIMES IN 871 </li></ul>
  6. 6. ALFRED AS AN EDUCATOR <ul><li>FOUNDED A PALACE SCHOOL TO TEACH NOBLEMEN’S SONS </li></ul><ul><li>URGED THAT EACH CITIZEN SHOULD LEARN TO READ IN THEIR MOTHER TONGUE </li></ul>
  7. 7. ALFRED AS A WRITER <ul><li>ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE </li></ul><ul><li>THE FIRST PROSE WORK IN ENGLISH LITERATURE </li></ul><ul><li>SOME PARTS WRITTEN BY ALFRED THE GREAT </li></ul>
  8. 8. ALFRED AS A TRANSLATOR <ul><li>TRANSLATED FROM LATIN INTO ANGLO-SAXON AND VICE VERSA </li></ul><ul><li>BEDE’S “HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CHURCH” </li></ul><ul><li>USED AS TEXTBOOKS </li></ul>
  9. 9. IN HONOUR OF ALFRED <ul><li>ALFRED IS THE ONLY BRITISH KING OR QUEEN TO HAVE THE TITLE OF </li></ul><ul><li>THE GREAT </li></ul><ul><li>SEVERAL MONUMENTS IN ENGLAND </li></ul>

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