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Alfred the Great – Part 10

Editor’s Note:  This is the tenth chapter of Alfred the Great, by Jacob Abbot (published 1872). (Continued from Part 9) X. The Victory Over the Danes Encouraged by his dream, and animated

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Alfred the Great – Part 9

Editor’s Note:  This is the ninth chapter of Alfred the Great, by Jacob Abbot (published 1872). (Continued from Part 8) IX. Reassembling of the Army Athelney, though its precise locality cannot now

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Alfred the Great – Part 8

Editor’s Note:  This is the eighth chapter of Alfred the Great, by Jacob Abbot (published 1872). (Continued from Part 7) VIII. The Seclusion Notwithstanding the tide of disaster and calamity which seemed

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Alfred the Great – Part 7

Editor’s Note:  This is the seventh chapter of Alfred the Great, by Jacob Abbot (published 1872). (Continued from Part 6) VII. Reverses The historians say that Alfred was very unwilling to assume

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Alfred the Great – Part 6

Editor’s Note:  This is the sixth chapter of Alfred the Great, by Jacob Abbot (published 1872). (Continued from Part 5) VI. Alfred’s Accession to the Throne At the battle in which Alfred’s

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Alfred the Great – Part 5

Editor’s Note:  This is the fifth chapter of Alfred the Great, by Jacob Abbot (published 1872). (Continued from Part 4) V. The State of England Having thus brought down the narrative of

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Alfred the Great – Part 4

Editor’s Note:  This is the fourth chapter of Alfred the Great, by Jacob Abbot (published 1872). (Continued from Part 3) IV. Alfred’s Early Years Before commencing the narrative of Alfred’s administration of

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Alfred the Great – Part 3

Editor’s Note:  This is the third chapter of Alfred the Great, by Jacob Abbot (published 1872) (Continued from Part 2) III. The Danes The landing of Hengist and Horsa, the first of

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Alfred the Great – Part 2

Editor’s Note:  This is the second chapter of Alfred the Great, by Jacob Abbot (published 1872) (Continued from Part 1) II. The Anglo-Saxons Anyone who will look around upon the families of

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Alfred the Great – Part 1

Editor’s Note:  This is the first chapter of Alfred the Great, by Jacob Abbot (published 1872) I. The Britons Alfred the Great figures in history as the founder, in some sense, of

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