Each title in this series tells the story of a man or woman whose dedication to their chosen cause led to changes that affect all our lives today. Each includes a vivid description of the world in which the famous person lived. This book shows how the life of this early English king is really the history of how several small kingdoms began to draw together to form what is now England. The reader learns how Alfred fought off Vikings and Danes - invaders who had grabbed land and wanted to take more - and showed them how to live in peace together. The life of Alfred - the only English king ever given the title 'Great' - is perfectly pitched against those turbulent times by means of a vivid narrative and well-drawn illustrations.
This book is in the following series:
Famous People, Famous Lives
Exciting stories about famous people, outlining their lives and the important events which made them memorable. Every page features easy-to-follow text and a black-and-white line drawing to help bring these events to life. Each title gives further facts about the famous person and the times in which he or she lived, plus a comprehensive time line detailing key dates.