And it is to Alfred the Great
that we owe this slender thread which binds our English literature of to-day with the literature of a thousand years ago.
That she looked at the candle she had left burning, and, measuring the time like King Alfred the Great
, was confirmed by its wasted state in her belief that she had been asleep for some considerable period.
Who, but no less a prince than Alfred the Great
, who, with his own royal pen, took down the words from Other, the Norwegian whale-hunter of those times
For example, that Henry of Navarre, when a Protestant baby, little thought of being a Catholic monarch; or that Alfred the Great
, when he measured his laborious nights with burning candles, had no idea of future gentlemen measuring their idle days with watches.
Robertson, than if the genuine words of Caractacus, Agricola, or Alfred the Great
A Edward the Martyr B Harold II C Edgar D Alfred the Great
ALFRED THE GREAT
Diogo Jota celebrates with scorer Alfred N'Diaye (left) after Wolves took early lead
Just as he did with his series of novels on Alfred the Great
, Cornwell places us in proximity to history we know and then brushes greater depth and detail into the personal story he's trying to convey.
The Scandinavian raiders tried to conquer all of southern Britain but were held on the Watling Street - the Roman road that became the A5 - by Alfred the Great
, who reigned from 871 to 899AD.
NUNO ESPIRITO SANTO hailed his own Alfred the Great
as his super-sub sunk Barnsley.
When I was at school in Cardiff in the 1950s, my history teacher told us pupils that "there is no such thing as a written history of Wales" and proceeded to teach us about Alfred the Great
, Henry VIII, Nelson and the empire.
I'm addicted to "The British History Podcast" and am already about 80 hours into it and just reaching Alfred the Great