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Alfred the Great

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251. Alfred the Great: Return of the King

The Rest Is History

Battling with the expanding power of the Vikings, listen to Tom and Dominic discover how King Alfred the Great earned his name in the second instalment of our two part series on England's Founding Father.Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.Dominic's book, 'Adventures in Time: Fury of the Vikings', is available to buy now in all good bookshops.Twitter: @TheRestHistory @holland_tom @dcsandbrook Email: restishistorypod@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


10 Nov 2022

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250. Alfred the Great: Fury of the Vikings

The Rest Is History

Alfred the Great is under invasion from the Vikings.Join Tom and Dominic as they discuss Alfred's anointment by the Pope in Rome, his duality as both a fearsome warrior and a man of poetry, plus his unbelievable escape from a Christmas ambush from Viking invaders.The second episode in this two part series, Alfred the Great: Return of the King, will be available on Thursday. If you want to hear it right now, just head to restishistorypod.com and sign up to The Rest Is History Club.Dominic's book, 'Adventures in Time: Fury of the Vikings', is available to buy now in all good bookshops.Twitter:@TheRestHistory@holland_tom@dcsandbrook Email: restishistorypod@gmail.comProducer: Dom JohnsonExec Producer: Jack Davenport Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


7 Nov 2022

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Alfred the Great: Warrior of Christendom - Matt Carpenter [Sunday School]

Trinity Reformed Church Podcast

This is the second lesson of our series on Church History, taught by Matt Carpenter! Matt Carpenter taught history for fifteen years and has served in pastoral ministry for ten years. He is married to Amanda and they have four children: Phoebe, Simeon, Emmaline, and Olivia. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, reading, hiking, and fishing.  Trinity Reformed Church is a CREC church in Huntsville, AL. seeking to extend and unite the Kingdom in the Huntsville area. Check out our website, Facebook or YouTube!


19 Sep 2022

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Alfred the Great

Gone Medieval

Alfred the Great - King of the West Saxons and later King of all the English not under Scandinavian rule - is the only English King to be given the title “the Great”.So why did he become such a legend that to become a British citizen you now have to answer questions about him?In this episode of Gone Medieval, Dr. Cat Jarman talks to historian, TV producer and publisher Justin Pollard, whose book on Alfred the Great dubs him “the man who made England.”The Senior Producer on this episode was Elena Guthrie. It was edited by Thomas Ntinas and produced by Rob Weinberg.For more Gone Medieval content, subscribe to our Medieval Mondays newsletter here.If you'd like to learn even more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit - subscribe today!To download, go to Android or Apple store. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


5 Jul 2022

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Michael Wood: Alfred the Great and the Vikings (878)

Travels Through Time

This week we are travelling back to the ninth century to witness one of the major turning points in English history. Winston Churchill regularly tops ‘the greatest Briton of all time’ charts, but his own vote for this accolade apparently went to the man we are going to discuss today. Alfred 'the Great' is the only English monarch to enjoy such an admiring epithet. Æthelred, the later monarch, is remembered as ‘the Unready’ (although this meant poorly advised rather than unprepared), William I is either ‘the conqueror’ or ‘the bastard’ depending on your point of view – no other monarch’s reputation has survived with a rosy glow. Our time travel today in the company of the world-renowned historian Michael Wood reveals exactly why Alfred is so well thought of. He takes us back to 878, a pivotal year in our history when, against all the odds, the Viking invaders were defeated, pushed out of Alfred’s kingdom of Wessex and the geopolitics were set for the following centuries. Michael Wood’s In Search of the Dark Ages: a History of Anglo-Saxon England 40th anniversary edition, is newly published by BBC Books. As ever, for more about this episode, head over to our website: www.tttpodcast.comShow notesScene One: March 23rd Easter at Athelney, after Alfred’s desperate guerrilla war in the Somerset marshes. Scene Two: 9th May, the Battle of Edington, Alfred defeats the Viking forces against all odds. Scene Three: 26th June Treaty at Wedmore which changed the course of the Viking wars and resulted in their leader, Guthrum converting to Christianity with Alfred as his godfather. Memento: Alfred’s little commonplace book that he carried around with him, and perhaps had with him in the marshes.People/SocialPresenter: Violet Moller Guest: Michael Wood Production: Maria Nolan Podcast partner: Ace Cultural Tours Follow us on Twitter: @tttpodcast_ Or on Facebook See where 878 fits on our Timeline

1hr 4mins

28 Jun 2022

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PREMIUM: Epochs #60 - Alfred The Great

The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters

This week Beau and Carl chat about the life and times of Alfred The Great. As one of the most pivotal Anglo-Saxon monarchs, the life of Alfred is full of fascinating stories. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the accounts of Bishop Asser cast some light on the life of this paragon of kingly virtue.https://www.lotuseaters.com/premium-epochs-60-alfred-the-great-26-06-22

1hr 52mins

26 Jun 2022

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Alfred the Great with Prof. Stefan Zimmers

Give Me a Name

Ben and Dr. Stefan Zimmers explore 9th century Europe through the life of the Viking-fighting King of the Anglo-Saxons, Alfred the Great. Dr. Zimmers is an Assistant Dean in the History Department at Georgetown University and a frequent lecturer at the Smithsonian. He studies and teaches a wide variety of topics ranging from the Black Death and the Crusades to colonial Latin American history. He specializes in Anglo-Saxon and Angevin English history.


22 Feb 2022

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The Search for Alfred the Great's Tomb

Gone Medieval

Alfred the Great (r. 871-899) is without a doubt one of the best-known and most admired kings of early medieval England. We know quite a lot about his life, not least because he had a biography written about himself while he was still alive. However, we know very little about what happened to his remains after he died. The search for King Alfred's remains has involved some highly dubious antiquarians and quite a bit of detective work. Now, modern methods may have made a breakthrough. In this episode Cat discusses what may have become of Alfred's bones with Dr Katie Tucker, the osteoarchaeologist who has led a new search for the tomb of Alfred the Great.Don’t forget to leave us a rating and review while you're here!For more Gone Medieval content, subscribe to our Medieval Monday newsletter here.If you'd like to learn even more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit - subscribe today! To download, go to the Android or Apple store Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


15 Feb 2022

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12 Days: Alfred the Great and Pepys' 'Fanatiques'

The Rest Is History

A key battle in the history of England and a forgotten uprising in 17th century London round off our 12 (13) Days of Christmas. Back with to our regular schedule next Monday 10th January. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


6 Jan 2022

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655: The Rise of the Man // Spiritual Lessons from Alfred the Great 10 (Eric Ludy)

Daily Thunder Podcast

This is the tenth episode in Eric Ludy’s epic summer Daily Thunder series drawing on the legendary life of Alfred the Great. In this particular episode he explores how men are built in the difficult place. Time and again throughout history men are both proven and made by rising up in the midst of falling circumstances. When a man deliberately chooses to aggressively agree with God to stand up and to defy the enemy’s cowering suggestion to give up — something special happens in the man. And as a result, something special also happens in this world.  


5 Jul 2021