THE DRAGON AND THE RAVEN: A Tale of the Days of King Alfred THE DRAGON AND THE RAVEN: A Tale of the Days of King Alfred

THE DRAGON AND THE RAVEN: A Tale of the Days of King Alfred

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Publisher Description

With 60 pages of additional articles, references, and bibliographies of recommended reading. 


Since the late 700s, Vikings had been raiding the British Isles and much of the rest of western Europe; but in 865, these sporadic raids turned into a full scale invasion.  Beginning with the “Great Heathen Army,” consisting of hundreds of ships and thousands of men, the Danish Vikings attempted to conquer and settle England.  One man stood in their way—King Alfred, the only British king given the epithet “The Great.” 


In the Dragon and the Raven, a brave prince and a nobleman’s son come of age in the midst of warfare on land and sea. Alfred is only 23 when he becomes King of England, which is divided by rivalries and beset by the Vikings. The Danes had not only plundered the coastlands, they had invaded East England, and were pressing their way south and west. Edmund is even younger than Alfred when his father, an earldorman, is killed by Danes; and Edmund offers his service to the King. After raising an army and defeating a powerful Danish force, he takes to the seas in his ship, the Dragon, to harry the Danes in the sea-ways where they sail their ships under the flag of a black raven. 


The Henty History Series - Learning History Through Fiction 


The Henty series is a unique way of learning about history. It consists of over 80 novels, each written by George A. Henty, and each featuring a significant historical person, period or event. 


* Perfect for busy people who have never lost their desire to learn. 

* An ideal way for homeschool students to learn history. 

* Organized by time period. 

* With additional nonfiction articles and a bibliography of recommended reading. 


“If you want to fall in love with history, there is simply no better way to do it than this.” 

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2011
7 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
276
Pages
PUBLISHER
Fireship Press
SIZE
976.7
KB

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