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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle By ed. Lars Ulwencreutz
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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, one of the most important documents that has come down to us from the middle ages. It was originally compiled on the orders of King Alfred the Great in approximately A.D.... More > 890, and subsequently maintained and added to by generations of anonymous scribes until the middle of the 12th Century. The original language was Anglo-Saxon (Old English), but later entries were probably made in an early form of Middle English. This document is the ultimate timeline of British history from its beginnings up to the end of the reign of King Stephen in 1154. The Chronicle certainly does not present us with a complete history of those times and is probably not 100% accurate, either, but that doesn't diminish its enormous value in helping us to arrive at a clearer picture of what actually happened in Britain over a thousand years ago.< Less
Anglo-Saxon Assembly (Class Play) By Sue Russell
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Anglo-Saxon play for Primary School children, based on Key Stage 2 History QCA documents. Suitable for class assembly or class performance within classroom. Could also be used by drama groups.
A History of Inventors:The Anglo-Saxon Trail By Hervé Legenvre
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This book portrays the history of Anglo-Saxon inventors from the mid 18th century to the late 20th century. Inventor refers here to people who have been riding the crest of practical knowledge.... More > Throughout earlier times, they might have been called artists, discoverers, mechanics and even philosophers. Today they are mainly referred to as creators, scientists, engineers, or innovators. Some of them might also act as entrepreneurs but their function remains the creation and utilisation of useful knowledge< Less
A History of Inventors:The Anglo-Saxon Trail By Hervé Legenvre
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This book portrays the history of Anglo-Saxon inventors from the mid 18th century to the late 20th century. Inventor refers here to people who have been riding the crest of practical knowledge.... More > Throughout earlier times, they might have been called artists, discoverers, mechanics and even philosophers. Today they are mainly referred to as creators, scientists, engineers, or innovators. Some of them might also act as entrepreneurs but their function remains the creation and utilisation of useful knowledge< Less
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle A.D. 890 By King Alfred the Great and Rev. James Ingram 1823
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England may boast of two substantial monuments of its early history; to either of which it would not be easy to find a parallel in any nation, ancient or modern. These are, the Record of Doomsday... More > (1) and the "Saxon Chronicle" (2). The former, which is little more than a statistical survey, but contains the most authentic information relative to the descent of property and the comparative importance of the different parts of the kingdom at a very interesting period, the wisdom and liberality of the British Parliament long since deemed worthy of being printed (3) among the Public Records, by Commissioners appointed for that purpose.< Less
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle A.D. 890 By King Alfred the Great and Rev. James Ingram 1823
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England may boast of two substantial monuments of its early history; to either of which it would not be easy to find a parallel in any nation, ancient or modern. These are, the Record of Doomsday... More > (1) and the "Saxon Chronicle" (2). The former, which is little more than a statistical survey, but contains the most authentic information relative to the descent of property and the comparative importance of the different parts of the kingdom at a very interesting period, the wisdom and liberality of the British Parliament long since deemed worthy of being printed (3) among the Public Records, by Commissioners appointed for that purpose.< Less
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: AD1-AD 1154 By Lars Ulwencreutz
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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, one of the most important documents that has come down to us from the middle ages. It was originally compiled on the orders of King Alfred the Great in approximately A.D.... More > 890, and subsequently maintained and added to by generations of anonymous scribes until the middle of the 12th Century. The original language was Anglo-Saxon Old English, but later entries were probably made in an early form of Middle English. This document is the ultimate timeline of British history from its beginnings up to the end of the reign of King Stephen in 1154. The Chronicle certainly does not present us with a complete history of those times and is probably not 100% accurate, either, but that doesn't diminish its enormous value in helping us to arrive at a clearer picture of what actually happened in Britain over a thousand years ago.< Less
Legends of the Saxon Saints By Aubrey de Vere
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Originally published in 1857, Legends of the Saxon Saints is a classic in British literature, as well as a must-read for all who are interested in the Anglo-Saxon period of British history, British... More > hagiography, or the history of the pre-Conquest Saxon world.< Less
Harold : The Last of the Saxon Kings By Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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Bulwer-Lytton’s last historical romance, written in 1848. A dramatic account of the last Saxon King (Harold II or Godwinson) and the Norman Conquest of England. A fantastic book that will... More > bring the Anglo-Saxon era to life, beginning at 1052. Includes battle and romance (the love story of Harold Godwinson and Edith the Fair), recounting the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Harold II was the last Anglo-Saxon King of England before the Norman Conquest, led by William the Conquerer. Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He wrote in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult, and science fiction. This historical classic will truly capture your imagination and bring history to life!< Less
Great Lives 4: Alfred the Great By History World
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Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by his death had become the dominant ruler in England. He is... More > the only English monarch to be accorded the epithet "the Great". Alfred was the first King of the West Saxons to style himself "King of the Anglo-Saxons". Details of his life are described in a work by the 10th century Welsh scholar and bishop Asser. Alfred was a learned and merciful man who encouraged education and improved his kingdom's legal system and military structure< Less