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Fortress #14: Fortifications in Wessex C. 800-1066

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The defence of the 9th-century kingdom of Wessex under King Alfred against the 'Great Viking Army' is one of the major military achievements of Early Medieval history. While the guerrilla warfare in the Somerset marshes and the battle of Edington are characteristic of Alfred's military abilities, his definitive physical achievement was a series of some 30 well-structured fortifications (known as burhs) across the kingdom. Many of these fortifications survive to this day and some were even reinforced to stand up to German tanks in the expected invasion of 1940. This title describes their beginnings in the turbulent early years of Alfreds reign as well as their subsequent development and use.

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King Alfred the Great demonstrated his military flair, yet the lasting monument to his achievements was the series of well-structured fortifications that he built across his kingdom. These are examined and illustrated in this book.

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The defence of the 9th-century kingdom of Wessex under King Alfred the Great against the "Great Viking Army" is one of the major military achievements of early medieval history. This work traces the development, construction and impact of fortifications from the 9th to 11th centuries AD.

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King Alfred the Great of Wessex ranks amongst the most talented military leaders of early medieval history. Through guerrilla warfare, staged across the marshes of Somerset, and through pitched battles, such as that which took place at Edington. Alfred demonstrated his military flair; yet the lasting monument to his achievements is the series of some 30 wellstructured fortifications that he built across his kingdom. King Alfred's fortifications would form the basis of West Saxon rule during the emergence of the English kingdom in the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries AD - this book examines and illustrates his forfication works.

About the Author

Ryan Lavelle has written on numerous aspects of Anglo-Saxon life and politics, including a study of the reign of Aethelred II 'the Unready'. He holds a PhD from the University of Southampton and currently lectures at King Alfred's College, Winchester.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841766393
Author:
Spedaliere, Donato
Author:
Spedaliere, Sarah Sulemsohn
Illustrator:
Spedaliere, Donato
Author:
Spedaliere, Donato
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
Osprey
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fortress
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
59
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.79x7.28x.21 in. .46 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » Military » Strategy Tactics and Deception
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance

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"Synopsis" by , King Alfred the Great demonstrated his military flair, yet the lasting monument to his achievements was the series of well-structured fortifications that he built across his kingdom. These are examined and illustrated in this book.
"Synopsis" by , The defence of the 9th-century kingdom of Wessex under King Alfred the Great against the "Great Viking Army" is one of the major military achievements of early medieval history. This work traces the development, construction and impact of fortifications from the 9th to 11th centuries AD.
"Synopsis" by , King Alfred the Great of Wessex ranks amongst the most talented military leaders of early medieval history. Through guerrilla warfare, staged across the marshes of Somerset, and through pitched battles, such as that which took place at Edington. Alfred demonstrated his military flair; yet the lasting monument to his achievements is the series of some 30 wellstructured fortifications that he built across his kingdom. King Alfred's fortifications would form the basis of West Saxon rule during the emergence of the English kingdom in the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries AD - this book examines and illustrates his forfication works.
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