Essay Topic 1
How did Alfred's people receive him as a ruler? What evidence supports this?
Essay Topic 2
Explain the role of faith/religion in King Alfred's life.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast primary documents and secondary documents as they are used in historical research. Which of the resources used in Alfred the Great are primary? Which are secondary?
Essay Topic 4
Compare and contrast fiction and non-fiction. Is Alfred the Great fiction or non-fiction? How do you know?
Essay Topic 5
Explain the relationship between Asser and King Alfred during and after Alfred's life.
Essay Topic 6
Explain King Alfred's law-code. What did his law-code reveal about him as a ruler and as a person?
Essay Topic 7
What are appendices? What are the purposes of the appendices in Alfred the Great? What do they add to the book? How would the book be different if they were not there...
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