Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred & Other Contemporary Sources Setting & Symbolism

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Wessex

The area of southwestern England where Alfred was King.

Charles the Bald

The king of the Franks during most of Alfred's reign.

East Anglia

Northeast of Wessex, East Anglia was a kingdom that allied himself with Alfred.

Northumbria

An area of northern England whose king allied himself with Alfred.

Mercia

An area of central England whose king allied himself with Alfred.

Kent

An area of southeastern England whose king allied himself with Alfred.

London

One of the major cities near Alfred that was captured by the Vikings, later liberated by Alfred.

Viking Invasions

Viking invasions of England were a constant threat in the late 9th century.

Education

Alfred was a great lover of learning and had a variety of works translated so that learning could be restored in his kingdom and England broadly speaking.

The Burghal Hidage

An Anglo-Saxon document that lists the fortified "burhs" in Wessex...

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