||King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons
King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons. UNAUTHORIZED
||Establishing Medieval England (2:35) -- Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (1:41) -- Aethelstan's Lineage (4:11) -- Elected Anglo-Saxon Ruler (2:14) -- Kingston Coronation (3:29) -- Viking-English Relations (2:37) -- Athelstan's Court (1:20) -- Uniting England (3:45) -- Gaining Legitimacy (1:53) -- Aethelstan's Government (2:08) -- Political Participation (2:42) -- English Parliamentary Origins (2:08) -- Ancient English Community Practices (2:38) -- Improving English Infrastructure (1:45) -- Anglo-Saxon Coinage (1:55) -- Intellectual Interests (3:11) -- Anglo-Saxon Fratricide (3:27) -- Invading Scotland (2:52) -- Opposition to Aethelstan (1:32) -- Anglo-Saxon Great War (4:21) -- Battle of Brunanburh (3:14) -- Aethelstan's Legacy (2:39) -- Credits: Aethelstan, the First King of England: King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons (0:32)
||Traveling from Devon to Cumbria, Scotland and Rome, Michael Wood tells the tale of King Alfred's grandson Aethelstan's wars and shows how he created a national coinage and established a political assembly that later became the English Parliament. But there's also a dark side, with legends that the king had his brother drowned at sea. Aethelstan defeated an invasion of Vikings and Scots in what became known as the Anglo-Saxon 'Great War.' Wood argues that he was one of the greatest English monarchs, and with his grandfather Alfred, his father Edward, and his aunt Aethelflaed, a member of a royal family 'even more gifted and influential in British history than the Tudors?
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|Interest grade level
||9 & up.
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|Issued in other form||Originally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2013.|
|Publisher number||60474s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||60477 Films Media Group|