Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. He successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, uniting much of the individual English kingdoms under one rule in the process. For his military skill, his administrative acumen, his promotion of learning and his achievement in uniting virtually all of England, Alfred is the only English king to be tagged "the Great.”
A devout Christian, Alfred had a reputation as a learned and merciful man of a gracious and level-headed nature who encouraged education and improved his kingdom's legal system, military structure and his people's quality of life.
The presentation covers the following:
Battle of Edington
Keeping the Peace
Laws & Learning
Later Years & Death
End of Presentation
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer under the heading ... The Early Middle Ages.