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King Alfred and the Alfredian Renaissance

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All are welcome to our third meeting of the term! Dr. David Pratt, who specialises in the political thought and court culture of the early middle ages, will be presenting a paper on ‘King Alfred and the Alfredian Renaissance’.

As usual, the paper will be followed by wine and friendly discussion.

A brief abstract: The late ninth century saw a flowering of learning at the court of the West Saxon king, Alfred the Great (871-99), including a corpus of vernacular translations attributed to Alfred’s own authorship. This paper explores King Alfred’s learned kingship in the broader context of his rule and government.

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