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Alfred the Great


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David Horspool read Ancient and Modern History at Oxford. He is an editor, with a prime responsibility for history, at the Times Literary Supplement. He is also the author of The English Rebel ('Full of wit and scholarship' Peter Ackroyd, The Times; 'Highly impressive' Noel Malcolm, The Sunday Telegraph) and is currently writing a new biography of Richard III for Bloomsbury. He lives in London.


Crucial reading' THE GUARDIAN Entertaining, pithy and thought-provoking' -- HELEN CASTOR Deftly dismantles the image of Alfred' THE SUNDAY TIMES Horspool's scholarship and knowledge of the period create a digestible overview' THE OBSERVER Horspool goes back to the original sources and reinterprets them... The result is Alfred's presentation less as a stock figure of the heritage industry than as an altogether more ambiguous and interesting character.' THE TIMES Highly impressive' -- NOEL MALCOLM THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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