Makers Of History
King Alfred Of England
By Jacob Abbott
New York and London
Harper & Brothers Publishers
Entered, according to Act of Congress,
in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine,
by Harper & Brothers,
In the Clerk’s Offi ce of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.
This edition published
in October 2008 by
It is the object of this series of histories to present a clear, distinct, and connected narrative of the lives of those
great personages who have in various ages of the world made themselves celebrated as leaders among mankind,
and, by the part they have taken in the public affairs of great nations, have exerted the widest infl uence on the
history of the human race. The end which the author has had in view is twofold: fi rst, to communicate such informa-
tion in respect to the subjects of his narratives as is important for the general reader to possess; and, secondly, to
draw such moral lessons from the events described and the characters delineated as they may legitimately teach
to the people of the present age. Though written in a direct and simple style, they are intended for, and addressed
to, minds possessed of some considerable degree of maturity, for such minds only can fully appreciate the character
and action which exhibits itself, as nearly all that is described in these volumes does, in close combination with the
conduct and policy of governments, and the great events of international history.
Alfred’s Early Years.
State Of England.
Alfred’s Accession To The Throne
Reassembling Of The Army.
The Victory Over The Danes.
Character Of Alfred’s Reign.
The Close Of Life.
Wall of Severus
Saxon Military Chief
The Sea Kings
Lothbroc and His Falcon
The First British Fleet
Alfred Watching the Cakes
Portrait of Alfred
Hastings Besieged in the Churc