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Alfred the Great. by Eleanor Shipley Duckett

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Published by University of Chicago Press in [Chicago] .
Written in English


  • Alfred, -- King of England, -- 849-899,
  • Anglo-Saxons -- Kings and rulers -- Biography,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Alfred, 871-899

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The Physical Object
Pagination220 p.
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23248767M

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