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8 Other aspects of Alfred’s rule are represented by his law-code, by the small surviving corpus of 3 K&L, Alfred; Richard Abels, Alfred the Great (London: 1998); the papers given at anniversary conferences in 1999, in Alfred the Great, ed. Timothy Reuter; P. 1, 716–726; and David Pratt, The Political Thought of King Alfred the Great (Cambridge: 2007). 4 The annals in the Chronicle are cited below from ascce, 3: ms A, ed. Janet M. Bately (Cambridge: 1986), using the translation in ehd, 145–261 (no.
Brookes and A. Reynolds (Turnhout, 2013). Alfred The Great And The Kingdom Of The Anglo-saxons 27 fresh manpower and greater resources, created new opportunities for innovation as well as for reform. To judge from Asser’s account, Alfred had been of bookish disposition from a very young age. As a boy, in the mid-850s, he had won a book of English poetry from his mother, in competition with his elder brothers; though it was not until he was 12 (c. 51 The impact of these adventures on a young and impressionable boy should not be underestimated.
Dumville (Woodbridge: 1998); and Mark Blackburn, “Alfred’s Coinage Reforms,” in Alfred the Great, ed. Reuter, 199–217. For further guidance, see The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology, ed. Helena Hamerow, et al. (Oxford: 2011). Leslie Webster, “Ædificia nova: Treasures of Alfred’s Reign,” in Alfred, ed. Reuter, 79–103, and below, Chapter 2. Janet Nelson, “The Political Ideas of Alfred of Wessex,” Kings and Kingship in Medieval Europe, ed. Pratt, Political Thought. Alfred The Great And The Kingdom Of The Anglo-saxons 17 eastern midlands, between the river Thames and the river Humber, but also, and crucially, into the kingdom of the East Angles and south-eastwards into London, Essex, Surrey, Sussex, and Kent.
A Companion to Alfred the Great by Nicole G Discenza, Paul E Szarmach