England, The Story of Alfred The Great

Alfred The Great And The Last Kingdom of Wessex

Part 1:
Alfred was the ruler of the Kingdom of Wessex in the 9th century.

As the rest of England fell to Viking invaders he won a string of miraculous victories and pushed back the heathens. It seemed God stood with him, but for how long?

Alfred The Great is a well known English folk hero, particularly in the west of the country.

Part 2:

After a humiliating defeat, Alfred and the remnants of his council retreat to the swamps of Wessex and desperately try to pickup the pieces of their shattered kingdom.

Meanwhile, Viking Warlord Guthrum recruits more Danes to help subdue the troublesome realm.

The fate of England balances on the edge of a knife…

Listen on Spotify to Part 1

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Listen on Spotify to Part 2

Listen on Appe Podcasts To Part 2

Supporting Pictures

Sources and Further Reading

The White Horse King, The Life of Alfred the great – Benjamin Merkle

Life Of King Alfred – Asser

King Alfred : burnt cakes and other legends – David Horspool

FAQ

  • Who succeeded Alfred The Great
    • Alfred was succeeded by his firstborn son, Edward the Elder.
  • When did Alfred The Great die
    • Alfred died on the 26 October 899.
  • What did Alfred the great do
    • Alfred defended the English kingdom of Wessex from Viking raids in the 9th century.

Attributions:

The Ice Giants by Kevin MacLeod
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Renaissance by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Artist: http://audionautix.com/

https://freesound.org/people/Yap_Audio_Production/sounds/218522
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Artist: YAP Audio Productions

Stopping By the Inn by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/298/stopping-by-the-inn
Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org

Hero’s Theme by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/280/heros-theme
Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org

Journey in the New World by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/258/journey-in-the-new-world
Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org

Folk Round by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100357
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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