The Man Who Made England
John Murray 2006
Paperback 366pp Illustrated
9781473636088   Product Code: 23445
Alfred, the only English king ever to have been called 'Great', is mostly remembered for letting cakes burn. In this book, Pollard goes beyond the legends and draws on historical and archaeological research to offer a new interpretation of Alfred as the ninth-century king of Wessex who 'decided to fight back' against the Viking invasion and set in train the process that would lead eventually to the foundation of England.