Alfred the Great and his England.
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Published by Collins in London .
Written in English


  • Alfred, King of England, 849-899.

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First published in 1956 under title: Alfred the Great.

LC ClassificationsDA153 .D85 1957
The Physical Object
Pagination190 p.
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6239461M
LC Control Number57058508

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