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Englands darling: The Victorian cult of Alfred the Great epub ebook

by Joanne Parker

Englands darling: The Victorian cult of Alfred the Great epub ebook

Author: Joanne Parker
Category: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press (August 1, 2007)
Pages: 256 pages
ISBN: 0719073561
ISBN13: 978-0719073564
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The book concludes by addressing the most interesting enigma in Alfred's reception history: why is the . During the last two decades, numerous studies have been devoted to the Victorian fascination with King Arthur, however. the figure of King Alfred has received almost no attention.

The book concludes by addressing the most interesting enigma in Alfred's reception history: why is the king no longer 'England's darling'? A fascinating study that will be enjoyed by scholars of history, cultural history, literature and art history. For much of the nineteenth century, Alfred was as important as Arthur in the British popular imagination.

England's Darling' book. A pervasive cult of the king developed which included the erection of at least four publi During the last two decades, numerous studies have been devoted to the Victorian fascination with King Arthur. However, the figure of King Alfred has received almost no attention.

This book asks why Alfred was so important in Victorian Britain, examines the ways in which he was rewritten by authors and artists of the time, and investigates how Alfred is no longer a national icon. eISBN: 978-1-5261-3056-3.

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The book examines the ways in which Alfred was rewritten by nineteenth-century authors and artists, and asks how beliefs about the Saxon king's reign and achievements related to nineteenth-century ideals about leadership, law, religion, commerce, education and the Empire. The book concludes by addressing the most interesting enigma in Alfred's reception history: why is the king longer 'England's darling'?

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Download PDF book format. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. England's darling : the Victorian cult of Alfred the Great Joanne Parker. Book's title: England's darling : the Victorian cult of Alfred the Great Joanne Parker. System Control Number: (OCoLC)ocn148905457. Publication, Distribution, et. Manchester, UK ; New York. Manchester University Press ; New York. Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, (c)2007. Physical Description: xii, 248 p. : ill. ;, 24 cm.

The Victorian Cult of Alfred the Great. Shipped in 8 to 10 working days. The book examines the ways in which Alfred was rewritten by nineteenth-century authors and artists, and asks how beliefs about the Saxon king's reign and achievements related to nineteenth-century ideals about leadership, law, religion, commerce, education and the Empire. The book concludes by addressing the most interesting enigma in Alfred's reception history: why is the king no longer 'England's darling'?

The Victorian Cult of Alfred the Great. Published October 16, 2007 by Manchester University Press.

Parker, Joanne, ‘England’s Darling’: The Victorian Cult of Alfred the Great . Reprints and Permissions. Personalised recommendations.

Parker, Joanne, ‘England’s Darling’: The Victorian Cult of Alfred the Great (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007). Priestley, Joseph, Rudiments of English Grammar, Adapted to the Use of Schools, 3rd edn (London: J. and F. Rivington, 1772). Ryland, John, The Life and Character of Alfred the Great (London: Charles Dilly and John Stockdale, 1784).

Alfred the Great (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, 'Elf-counsel' or 'Wise-elf'; between 847 and 849 – 26 October 899) was King of Wessex from 871 to c. 886 and King of the Anglo-Saxons from c. 886 to 899. He was the youngest son of K. He was the youngest son of King Æthelwulf of Wessex. His father died when he was young and three of Alfred's brothers, Æthelbald, Æthelberht and Æthelred, reigned in turn.

During the last two decades, numerous studies have been devoted to the Victorian fascination with King Arthur, however . the figure of King Alfred has received almost no attention. For much of the nineteenth century, Alfred was as important as Arthur in the British popular imagination. A pervasive cult of the king developed which included the erection of at least four public statues, the completion of more than twenty-five paintings, and the publication of over a hundred texts, by authors ranging from Wordsworth to minor women writers. By 1852, J.A. Froude could describe Alfred's life as 'the favourite story in English nurseries'; in 1901, a national holiday marked the thousandth anniversary of his death, organised by a committee including Edward Burne Jones, Arthur Conan Doyle and Thomas Hughes. England's darling sets out to answer the questions that must arise in the face of such nineteenth-century enthusiasm for a long-dead king. It addresses a genuine gap in the literature on Victorian medievalism in particular and cultural history in general and argues that knowledge of the cult of Alfred is crucial to understanding the Victorian cultural map. The book examines the ways in which Alfred was rewritten by nineteenth-century authors and artists, and asks how beliefs about the Saxon king's reign and achievements related to nineteenth-century ideals about leadership, law, religion, commerce, education and the Empire. The book concludes by addressing the most interesting enigma in Alfred's reception history: why is the king no longer 'England's darling'? A fascinating study that will be enjoyed by scholars of history, cultural history, literature and art history.
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