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Hardcover King Alfred: Burnt Cakes and Other Legends Book

ISBN: 067402320X

ISBN13: 9780674023208

King Alfred: Burnt Cakes and Other Legends

(Part of the Profiles in History Series)

When the BBC ran a poll in 2001 to name the greatest Briton, Alfred, a ninth-century monarch, was the only king to make the top 20. Also 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...

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