Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred & Other Contemporary Sources Topics for Discussion

Anonymity
This Study Guide consists of approximately 23 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Alfred the Great.
This section contains 135 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred & Other Contemporary Sources Study Guide

Why is King Alfred's reign significant for English history? Name three of his most important accomplishments.

What are the circumstances surrounding Asser's writing of The Life of King Alfred? Why do you think he wrote it?

Why did Alfred commission the translation of a number of philosophical and theological texts? Why did he translate many of them himself?

To what extent is King Alfred's religiosity significant for his rule and the impact of his rule?

In what way did Alfred lay the groundwork for future English unification?

What does Alfred's prose and the documents concerning him in Chapter III reveal about his character and interests?

Is the story of the cakes an accurate account of a real event in Alfred's life?

What is the evidence that the Alfred Jewel was made for King Alfred?

(read more)

This section contains 135 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred & Other Contemporary Sources Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred & Other Contemporary Sources from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.