G stanley, 'the glorification of alfred king of wessex', poetica (tokyo), xii 12 cf r h c davis, 'alfred the great: propaganda and truth', history, ivi (1971). Alfred the great was king of wessex from 871 to 899 alfred was the youngest son of king himself king of the anglo-saxons details of alfred's life are described in a work by the 9th-century welsh scholar and bishop asser alfred had a. King alfred is one of the most iconic figures of british history, whose success by 878, wessex was the only kingdom still resisting the great. No other ruler in england's long and varied history has been honoured with the title the great alfred once declared it his intention to live worthily as long as i.
Alfred was born in 849, the fifth son of the wessex king during a journey to rome in 853, he was accepted as a godson by pope leo iv he was a great scholar. Alfred the great was the greatest king produced by wessex and england alfred was born around 849 ad in what is now wantage (where. Have archaeologists finally found king alfred the great many towns claim to have been founded by alfred as part of his plan for defending england this idea . 871–899), king of wessex, was the youngest son of æthelwulf alfred the great : asser's life of king alfred and other contemporary sources.
827-28, king egbert of wessex is recognized as overlord of the other asser writes the life of alfred the great--the first life-record of a layman rather than a. The medieval 'life' of king alfred of wessex purports to be written by asser, a monk in the king's service this account of one of england's best loved and most . Alfred was the son of king ethelwulf, who was the son of egbert, who was the son both by birth and by nature she was daughter of oslac, the famous butler of.
King of the west-saxons, born wantage, berkshire, england 849 died 899 alfred was the fifth son of ethelwulf, or æthelwulf, king of wessex, and osburh, his. The law-code of king alfred the great (871 -99) is one of the largest and in volume one, the textual history of the law-code is examined first alfred's code by king ine of wessex (688-726), contradicts alfred's own law on several occasions. In april 871, king ethelred died, most probably from wounds alfred succeeded to the throne of wessex and the burden of its defense alfred's peace making at wedmore marked a turning point in english history. British history club: the internet's best content value alfred, the great youngest son of king æthelwulf, alfred became king of wessex during a time of . King alfred the great 849 – 899 a son, alfred was born to aethelwulf, king of wessex and his wife osburgh at wantage, berkshire he was.
For one, he was the youngest son of king æthelwulf of wessex (reign asser's life of king alfred is a unique source on alfred's life and. Alfred the great (r 871-899 ce) was the king of wessex in britain but came to be known as king of the anglo-saxons after his military victories. Born, 849, wantage, berkshire, england find all individuals with events at this alfred the great, then a prince of only 21, led the army of his brother, king. -born in wantage, berkshire, in 849, alfred became king of wessex at the tender age of 21 crowned in 871, he reigned for 28 years.
Alfred, also spelled aelfred, byname alfred the great, (born 849—died 899), king of wessex (871–899), a saxon kingdom in southwestern. King alfred of wessex (r871-99) is probably the best known of all anglo-saxon rulers, even if the first thing to come into many people's minds in connection with . In an era darkened by the terror of viking invasions, england's first and greatest king was a beacon of light this is the story of england's birth a great story.