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The king liveth: a romance of Alfred the Great based on the old chronicles 1 edition

Cover of: The king liveth by Jeffery Farnol

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Ranulf, Earl of Wealdhampton, returns home to Wessex, to find that the Vikings are raiding as far as the south of England, and the people are terrified. Hope exists in the form of King Alfred, whom many had presumed dead. Alfred is striving to unite the various tribes to form a common front against the seemingly unstopable foe. Jeffery Farnol wrote this book during the early frightening days of World War Two, when Britain faced a Nazi invasion. It was his rallying call. He based the book on a certain amount of historical research into the ninth century. The stilted language, which was meant to suggest a translation of a real 9th century chronicle, may be an obstacle to some readers; however, the unusual setting (England during the middle ages) and the pace (a "ripping yarn") make the book well worth the effort.

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The king liveth
a romance of Alfred the Great based on the old chronicles

Published 1943 by Sampson Low, Marston in London .
Written in English.

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viii, 240 p.,
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History Created December 10, 2009 · 7 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

June 3, 2012 Edited by Mary Murrell undo merge authors
May 19, 2012 Edited by Neville Holmes merge authors
November 4, 2011 Edited by EdwardBot remove 'in fiction' subjects
July 8, 2010 Edited by Jennifer Bunting Edited without comment.
December 10, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page