The unlikely king who saved England.
Down swept the Vikings from the frigid North. Across the English
coastlands and countryside they raided, torched, murdered, and
destroyed all in their path. Farmers, monks, and soldiers all
fell bloody under the Viking sword, hammer, and axe.
Then, when the hour was most desperate, came an unlikely hero.
King Alfred rallied the battered and bedraggled kingdoms of
Britain and after decades of... more...