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By Ryan Lavelle

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The struggle of the overdue Anglo-Saxon interval had momentous results for the improvement of the English nation following Alfred the Great's reign. This publication offers a finished consultant, with extracts in translation from the valuable assets for our wisdom, followed via crucial interpretationsby students throughout the a while, and new introductions by means of the current writer. It appears to be like at each point of the subject, from land and sea forces to logistics and campaigning, from fortifications and the battlefield to the ultimate peacemaking. In so doing, it highlights the importance of battle and its organization for the past due Anglo-Saxon nation, and the multitude of the way within which it used to be recorded and remembered.

Dr Ryan Lavelle is Senior Lecturer in Medieval heritage on the college of Winchester.

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