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The Treaty of Alfred and Guthrum

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Title:The Treaty of Alfred and Guthrum
Authors:Montany, Annalia
Contributors:Jolly, Karen (advisor)
History (department)
Date Issued:26 Sep 2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:Alfred the Great lived from 849-899, and is largely remembered as being one of the most influential rulers in English history. This is partially due to how effective his policies proved to be during a time of instability and uncertainty. Alfred met challenges in a pragmatic manner that enabled him to restore threatened institutions within England and bolster political stability. The innovative nature of Alfred's policies is perhaps most notably exemplified in the Treaty of Alfred and Guthrum, which was initiated in 878. At the time of Alfred's rule, England was not a politically united entity, but was rather a conglomeration of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. The reign of Alfred, however, is widely recognized as having laid the groundwork for the eventual political unification of England in the generations to come. Alfred came to be recognized as the most powerful of the kings of England, and his descendants eventually held power in all of England. Recognition of Alfred's importance however, was not limited to England; as is shown by his daughters' strategic marriages to kings on the European continent.
Pages/Duration:51 pages
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