Alfred the Great

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Title

Alfred the Great

Subject

Alfred of Wessex, Alfred the Great, Anglo-Saxon, England, Archdeacon Gunther, New South Wales, NSW, St. John’s Church, Sydney, The Sydney Morning Herald, Viking, Wessex

Description

An article on page 10 of The Sydney Morning Herald on September 25, 1901. The article reports on a sermon by Archdeacon Gunther in St. John’s Church in which he mentioned that it was the thousandth anniversary of Alfred the Great, king of Wessex (primarily England south of the Thames), ‘the greatest and best of English kings’. Particular mention was made of the glories of his reign, and his morality and learning. Although the main primary source, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, records Alfred’s death in the annal for 901, the texts date had gone awry and it is now thought that he died in 899. Alfred is renowned for defeating Viking invaders and promoting learning at his court, including the translation of many Latin works into (Old) English.

The article can be found at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14411811

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Sydney Morning Herald

Date

25 September 1901

Rights

No copyright

Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Citation

“Alfred the Great,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 26, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/552.