Reference Entry

Alfred [Ælfred] (848/849-899), king of the West Saxons and of the Anglo-Saxons

Patrick Wormald

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Sources | 'Deeds' and their setting: Ecgberht's dynasty | Alfred's accession | The Danish assault | The final crisis | Military initiatives | The making of England | Government: administration and household | Resources and enrichment | Law making | The reading and writing of books | Significance and character

Reference Entry.  8275 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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