A Companion to Alfred the Great by Nicole G Discenza, Paul E Szarmach

By Nicole G Discenza, Paul E Szarmach

A significant other to Alfred the nice (Brill's partners to the Christian culture) [Hardcover] [Dec 08, 2014] Discenza, Nicole Guenther and Szarmach, Paul E.

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A chronological framework was constructed by Asser with a series of Latin annals based on the Chronicle for the years from 849 to 887, arranged in five blocks (Chapters 3–11, 17–21, 26–28, 30–72, 82–86), with certain errors, alterations, additions and connections (all of interest in themselves). 94 Another striking feature is the provision of a dual chronology, in which events are dated by their year in the Christian era 17–34. Nor should one forget the overtures made by Lupus of Ferrières to King Æthelwulf, through Felix, formerly the king’s secretary.

32 33 34 Mark Blackburn and Simon Keynes, “A Corpus of the Cross-and-Lozenge and Related Coinages of Alfred, Ceolwulf II and Archbishop Æthelred,” in Kings, Currency and Alliances, ed. Blackburn and Dumville, 125–150, at 129–130. Blackburn and Keynes, “Corpus of Cross-and-Lozenge,” 131–132. The specimens described in Blackburn and Keynes, “Corpus of Cross-and-Lozenge,” 134–146, are now supplemented by four further specimens, on which see Blackburn, “Alfred’s Coinage Reforms,” 212–214 and 216–217.

Alfred is styled “king,” but the “councillors of all the English race” were seemingly conceived for this purpose as a distinct body. 40 The event which took place at London in 886 was evidently a grand assembly held in the presence of the king, attended by persons of standing drawn from all parts of the kingdom, who were able in some sense to represent others. The Alfredian chronicler, writing c. 41 Those in captivity would have been the English of East Anglia, eastern Mercia, and Northumbria, whose kingdoms had already been conquered and settled.

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