King Alfred of England (Makers of History, #9)

King Alfred of England (Makers of History, #9)

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The life and times of the Anglo-Saxon king...

Title:King Alfred of England (Makers of History, #9)
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781406802405
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    King Alfred of England (Makers of History, #9) Reviews

  • Jeremiah

    Jacob Abbott has a good grasp of history and he is a fine writer and storyteller. He wrote many such books in his time. Unfortunately an early chapter in this book contains some nonsense regarding the...

  • Rusten

    Fun quick read. Learned a lot about English history. Also, Alfred the great is quite the anomaly among kings in history. A genuinely loved and virtuous King. The man responsible for the foundations of...

  • Carol Bakker

    Alfred is a remarkable figure in the history of England. He is credited with founding the English monarchy, codifying laws, founding the University of Oxford, and inventing the lantern. I found Abbott...

  • Russell Hall

    Abbott is flawed by being inherently racist, believing that the Anglo Saxons and other Europeans were superior to others. He apparently skipped the history of the dark ages, to say nothing of the Roma...

  • Kathy

    Well-written. Gives plenty of context and background. Explains why he has been named and considered so "great." Of all the "Greats" throughout history (Peter, Alexander, Cyrus, etc.), I think Alfred r...

  • Evan Hays

    Apart from the blatant 19th century racist attitudes about how Anglo-Saxons are supposedly better than other races, this book was satisfactory in its account of Alfred. I'll certainly take it for a fr...

  • Londyn

    A truly moving account of one of England's greatest heroes - one that does full credit not only to the subject itself, but also to the author for splendidly recounting this history to the reader with...

  • Janice

    In the style of 1877 author Jacob Abbott or as he states "Though written in a direct and simple style, the stories are intended for, and addressed to, minds possessed of some considerable degree of ma...

  • Michael Leach

    I love the subject, but this was one of the worst written books I have ever read. People seem to love this guy, but if everything he has written is as convoluted as this one, I don't see the attractio...

  • Sharon Zink

    This is a good, interesting biography of King Alfred who oversaw the beginning of the end for the marauding Danes. Some of it sounded like a hagiography, and I didn't like that....