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King Alfred the Great

Royalty (c. 849 AD — 26-Oct-899 AD)


Jacob Abbott. Alfred the Great. New York and London: Harper & Brothers. 1903. 270pp.

Richard Philip Abels. Alfred the Great: War, Kingship, and Culture in Anglo-Saxon England. Longman. 1998. 373pp.

George F. Bosworth. Alfred the Great: His Life and Times. London: Macmillan. 1914. 200pp.

Eleanor Shipley Duckett. Alfred the Great: The King and His England. University of Chicago Press. 1958. 228pp.

J. A. Giles. The Life and Times of Alfred the Great. London: George Bell. 1848. 417pp.

Peter J. Helm. Alfred the Great. Robert Hale. 1938. 205pp.

Beatrice Adelaide Lees. Alfred the Great: The Truth Teller: Maker of England, 848-899. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1915. 493pp.

H. R. Loyn. Alfred the Great. Oxford University Press. 1967. 64pp.

Alf J. Mapp, Jr.. The Golden Dragon: Alfred the Great and His Times. Open Court Press. 1974. 224pp.

Joanne Parker. England's Darling: The Victorian Cult of Alfred the Great. Manchester University Press. 2007. 248pp.

Charles Plummer. The Life and Times of Alfred the Great: Being the Ford Lectures of 1901. Clarendon Press. 1902. 232pp.

Justin Pollard. Alfred the Great: The Man Who Made England. London: John Murray. 2005. 350pp.

David Pratt. The Political Thought of King Alfred the Great. Cambridge University Press. 2007. 413pp.

Timothy Reuter (editor). Alfred the Great: Papers from the Eleventh Centenary Conferences. Ashgate Publishing. 2003. 387pp.

Ronald McNair Scott. Alfred the Great. The Book Guild. 1993. 139pp.

Alfred P. Smyth. King Alfred the Great. Oxford University Press. 1996. 744pp.

Alfred P. Smyth (editor). The Medieval Life of King Alfred the Great: A Translation and Commentary on the Text Attributed to Asser. Palgrave. 2002. 280pp.

David Sturdy. Alfred the Great. London: Constable. 1995. 268pp.

B. Thorpe. Translated by R. Pauli. The Life of Alfred the Great. London: Henry G. Bohn. 1857. 582pp.

Douglas Woodruff. The Life and Times of Alfred the Great. Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1974. 224pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.12)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.32)

  7. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.10)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.24)

  9. British Authors Before 1800 (p.7)

  10. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.15)

  11. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.18)

  12. Legends in Their Own Time (p.5)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.189)

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