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King Alfred… The Great?

BBC documentary, “A History of the World” series (2010)

How great was King Alfred? Lucy Worsley, the Royal Palaces curator, goes on the trail of a Wessex king who became famous for fighting Vikings and burning cakes, to discover the truth behind the legend. Lucy Worsley tells how King Alfred did much more than allowing some cakes to burn – he united the “English” against a common enemy and revolutionised the country’s legal system and military structure. But was he really as great as his reputation suggests?

  • Part 1 of 2

  • Part 2 of 2