Alfred the Great

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Title

Alfred the Great

Subject

Alfred of Wessex, Alfred the Great, Anglo-Saxon, Broadford, The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times, England, entail, law, primogeniture, VIC, Victoria, Wessex, wills

Description

An article on page 5 of the regional Victorian newspaper The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times on June 20, 1902. The anonymous article is about the will of Alfred the Great, king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex in southern England. In particular it claims that Alfred is ‘the author of the law of entail in England’ as one of the clauses of his will stipulated that certain of the lands he had granted to his men (bookland) had to be passed on to their male children. If the men do not have children they are to pass the land back to members of Alfred’s family.    

Alfred’s will can be found in translation in Simon Keynes & Michael Lapidge, eds., Alfred the Great: Asser’s Life of Alfred and Other Contemporary Sources (Penguin, London, 1983), pp. 173-8.

The article can be found at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59193755

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Broadford Courier

Date

20 June 1902

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 January 27, 2022, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/553.