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    In the context of the years 875-975 how valid were the claims of Alfred the Great and his successors to be kings of all England? The extent of the authority of the Anglo Saxon kings varied between them, and depended on many factors within their reign including unity within their kingdom, challenges to their authority and what they controlled on a geographical scale as well as social. We have to consider these factors whilst making a well rounded judgement on whether they could claim to be kings of all England. The only King I feel comfortable in supporting of that claim is King Edgar, who enjoyed unwavering authority on a greater extent compared to the others. When considering the claim to legitimacy and who issued them, Edgar’s coronation…

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    Alfred The Great Thesis

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    Alfred the Great was a kind and courages king and he did not think for about himsef, he thought about the people in his kingdom.Then one day, Alfred the Great's army got attacked,and he was forced to run away.After a few days he got hungry,and tired so he looked,he did not know where he was either.After a few hours of walking around he found a little house,and he knew someone was in there,so he knocked.A women,she was wife of a hard working woodcutter,she opened the door and said to come in.So…

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    Surrendering to God’s mysterious will with the faith that walks in the darkness of the future, Alfred humbles himself as God’s servant and assumes a childlike trust in his heavenly father. When an old woman mistakenly views Alfred as a beggar and offers him food for the task of watching the cakes cook without burning, Alfred neglects his duty only to be struck by the irate woman with the cake he let burn: she “struck him suddenly on the face / Leaving a scarlet scar”—a surprise that not only…

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    The Great Viking Invasion

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    Thus, the “Great Viking Invasion” began. They were able to conquer almost all of the kingdoms in northern England until they came to Wessex where the Vikings were defeated by King Alfred the Great. While defeated, King Alfred was unable to force the Vikings out of the country. Despite a peace treaty, the warring went on for many years. As legendary as the Vikings were, nothing is more recognizable as a Viking funeral. Norse funerals were important displays of their pagan beliefs. Funeral pyres…

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    began to loosely fall from the sky as though a celestial being was watering his beautiful golden garden. The rain slowly picked up it’s pace, as did Pepe. He could see the palace from there and it was only a few leagues away. Pushing through the growing storm with heightened determination Pepe reached the main doors leading to the Palace. The magnificent golden double doors parted upon his arrival at the perfect timing, and there stood King Mohammed VIII awaiting the arrival of his humble…

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    Bede In The Middle Ages

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    Indications were 15-year cycles starting with the year 312 AD. Regnal times, however, referred to the times of a ruler or king. For example, “the time of King Alfred” would have been used to distinguish that the event occurred when King Alfred was seated at throne. Bede used both, but used a third option more often. Anno domini refers to “the year of our Lord.” Bede did not invent this method, but because he used anno domini so often in his chronology, it became the common way of labeling time…

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    that it was not suggestive in any way. Alfred, Lord Tennyson was a prominent author in the Victorian era. By the age of forty-one, Tennyson became the most popular poet of the Victorian era. “The Lady of Shalott” is a famous poem written by Tennyson that expresses a great deal of isolation. In Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s lonely “The Lady of Shalott,” Tennyson uses the characteristics…

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    Poetry is a journey into a new world of language that leaves readers fascinated. Poets take their time to intermingle different forms of figurative language to present their topic in a way that takes time to understand. By using rhetorical devices a poet is capable of taking short stanzas and making them into a work of art that can leave the reader guessing the intended meaning for generations. Well written poems contain various types of rhetorical devices such as imagery, metaphors, similes,…

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    The Lady of Shalott: Tantalus’s Daughter Alfred Lord Tennyson is a Victorian poet who seldom strays out of narrative territory. His poems are stories, and “The Lady of Shalott” is no exception. The Lady of Shalott, for whom the poem is titled after, is a heartbreaking heroine who spends most of her life locked away in a tower, only to finally emerge and softly depart from the world. In the short span of four parts, her tale spans the themes of dreams, imprisonment, misogyny, and death. Not only…

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    Poetry is a literary medium that allows the author to put their heart on a piece of paper without the rules of writing applying. Happiness, anger, depression and hate all passed through the pen to give the reader a glimpse of the world that they may normally not see. A Modest Proposal written by Jonathan Swift in 1729 and Ulysses written by Alfred Lord Tennyson in 1833 are prime examples of the passion that can be conveyed with the word. Swift and Tennyson write from a vastly different…

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