Wisdom from King Alfred's Middle Earth: Books Most Necessary to Know

Author:   Schahresad Phillips ,  Stephen Phillips ,  Glendon Haddix ,  MR Stephen Charles Phillips
Publisher:   CreateSpace
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9781522791454


Pages:   298
Publication Date:   23 December 2015
Format:   Paperback
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The timeless Wisdom from King Alfred's Middle Earth, introduces the reader to one of England's Dark Age Heroes, and to his recommended reading list. Fearless in battle and magnanimous in victory, King Alfred The Great (849- 899 AD) ruled his Kingdom of Wessex, the last Anglo-Saxon kingdom to remain independent after all other kingdoms were conquered by the pagan Viking Danes, during the turbulent and perilous 9th century. After the defeat of the fierce pagan Danes at the Battle of Edington in 878, Alfred, guided by the Bible, his witan, and the wisdom he found in his chosen books, instituted the civil, military, and legal reforms that enabled his grandson Athelstan to finally consolidate the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms into a united England. The reader may find it of interest to know that Alfred referred to Wessex as dwelling in middle earth, the Anglo-Saxon word for this earthly world of mankind. During the American War of Independence, the Founding Fathers held Alfred in such high esteem that the Continental Congress of 1775 christened the first Flagship of their newly-formed Navy, Alfred. The wisdom of King Alfred and the brilliant luminaries who authored these books to know; Paulus Orosius (c. 385-420 AD), Roman Senator Boethius (c. 480- 524 AD), Venerable Bede (c. 672- 735 AD), and Gregory the Great (540- 604 AD), contributed immeasurably to the development of Wessex, England, and Western civilization. In this book the editors attempt to demonstrate how this timeless wisdom has endured through the ages, and can still serve to inspire and guide us today.

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Author:   Schahresad Phillips ,  Stephen Phillips ,  Glendon Haddix ,  MR Stephen Charles Phillips
Publisher:   CreateSpace
Imprint:   CreateSpace
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.404kg
ISBN:  

9781522791454


ISBN 10:   1522791450
Pages:   298
Publication Date:   23 December 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  Young adult ,  Primary & secondary/elementary & high school ,  General ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Sherri was raised in New Jersey and earned an MBA and MS in psychology, later developing an interest in early American and English history. Stephen was born and raised in Dorset, England, where he developed a keen interest in the history of Wessex. Stephen was employed in marine engineering in various locations worldwide.

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