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What made King Alfred so great?

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Alfred made good laws and believed education wasimportant. He had books translated from Latin into English,so people could read them. He also told monks to beginwriting the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. To help protect his kingdom fromViking attacks, Alfred built forts and walled towns knownas 'burhs'.

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Similarly one may ask, what did Alfred the Great do?

Alfred, also spelled Aelfred, byname Alfredthe Great, (born 849—died 899), king of Wessex(871–899), a Saxon kingdom in southwestern England. Heprevented England from falling to the Danes and promoted learningand literacy. Compilation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle began duringhis reign, circa 890.

Furthermore, who was king after Alfred the Great? Edward the Elder (c. 874 – 17 July 924) wasKing of the Anglo-Saxons from 899 until his death. He wasthe elder son of Alfred the Great and his wifeEalhswith.

In this regard, what was Alfred the Great's greatest achievement?

Alfred the Great's major achievement, andthe one for which he recieved his honorific title, was to lead theAnglo-Saxon peoples of Wessex and other kingdoms in a series ofcampaigns against Danish invaders.

Is Alfred in Vikings Alfred the Great?

Even so, in his lifetime, Alfred was respected asa noble king who won the trust of his people for his reforms ineducation and law, and most notably, his leadership against theViking threat. Alfred is featured in the TV seriesVikings where he is played by Irish actor FerdiaWalsh-Peelo.

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