‘Alfred Was Great King’

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Title

‘Alfred Was Great King’

Subject

Alfred the Great, Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Charters Towers, Danes, education, England, King Alfred, law, literature, navy, The Northern Miner, Old English Chronicle, Qld, Queensland, Vikings, Wessex.

Description

‘Alfred Was Great King’ is an anonymous article that appeared in the Charters Towers, Queensland, newspaper The Northern Miner in 1954. The article is about the ninth-century Anglo-Saxon/English king Alfred of Wessex, or Alfred the Great. The article enthusiastically supports his title and discusses Alfred’s achievements – saving Wessex from Danish (Viking) invaders, laying the foundations for English law, beginning its naval tradition, and promoting education and prose literature. A lot of text is devoted to another of Alfred’s achievements, the establishment of the Old English Chronicle, now usually referred to as the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. It is described in the article as ‘the first great work in English prose’.

The article can be found at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article81658763   

Creator

Anon.

Publisher

The Northern Miner

Date

February 6, 1954

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Newspaper article; hyperlink

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Citation

“‘Alfred Was Great King’,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 15, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1047.