New Podcast: Alfred the Great Through History

Alfred the Great is most famous for 'burning the cakes'. But this story doesn't really do justice to the complexity of this Anglo-Saxon king; nor is it the only tale to have surrounded Alfred through the centuries. David Barrow (University of York) looks at how Alfred the Great has been represented in fact and fiction.... Continue Reading →

Alfred the Great through History (Public lecture, 23rd August)

Alfred the Great may be best-known for burning the cakes, but various stories have surrounded this Anglo-Saxon king through the centuries. Join David Barrow at our next Late Summer Lecture, when he will demonstrate how the figure of Alfred has been moulded to suit every age. Starts 23rd August at 17.30 in Alington House, Durham.  No... Continue Reading →

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