Alfred the Great and His Military Reforms ~ Dr. Richard Abels

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1y Jun 8, 2020

King Æthelred the Unready and the Viking Conquest of England Lecture Series.

This is lecture two.

In this episode that explores the reign of King Æthelred "the Unready" and the Viking conquest of England, Dr. Abels will guide us through the social / economic and military reforms of King Alfred the Great and the impact they had on Viking raids. From fortifying key targets, the organization of Anglo-Saxon burhs, military roads and the creation of the English navy, King Alfred strove to create a safe and prosperous England. When the Vikings returned from their defeat in Francia to England they would discover they could get in..... but they couldn't get out. They found a quite different England and a different defensive system.

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