Alfreds sentence example

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  • What a revelation it would be if we had the court life of Alfreds or Canutes reign depicted to us in a similar way?
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  • I of Wight fit in happily with the English annals constructed long centuries after by King Alfreds scribes in the first edition of the AngloSaxon Chronicle.
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  • These burh-ware, or garrison-men, are repeatedly mentioned in Alfreds later years.
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  • How far the details of the scheme are Alfreds own, how far they were developed by his son Edward the Elder, it is unfortunately impossible to say.
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  • For Alfred himself we have also Assers biography and the Annals of St Neols, a very imaginative compilation, while most of the stories which have made Alfreds name a household word are fabulous.
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  • Even the Chronicle becomes meagre a few years after Alfreds death, and its value depends largely upon the ballads which it incorporates; nor is it materially supplemented by the lives of St Dunstan, for hagiologists have never treated historical accuracy as a matter of moment; and our knowledge of the last century of AngloSaxon history is derived mainly from Anglo-Norman writers who wrote after the Norman Conquest.
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