Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Introduction, Section I, King Alfred the Great Abstract
* King Alfred the Great ruled England from 871 to 899 A.D. During his reign, Wessex was safe from Viking conquest, which ultimately led to English unification.
* Not much is known about the time period except that a Viking army invaded England in 865, taking over a number of smaller kingdoms...
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