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Alfred of Wessex, Book One: Inheritance

Carden, Michael

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The Kingdom of Wessex is under threat of invasion from the Danes and is divided by rivalries. A young Alfred is thrust into the midst of war and intrigue.

This is the story of Alfred, youngest brother of the Kings of Wessex, who only centuries later would be known as ‘Alfred the Great’.

Alfred of Wessex is based around real historical events during the defence of Anglo-Saxon Wessex, as viking raids turned into full-scale invasion by the pagan Danes.

"The past is brought vividly to life in Carden's excellent historical novel. Although the author's clearly done his research, his insightful touch is warm and carefully measured. Every character, place and battle feels authentic. A fascinating read."

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