King Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons
13:50 - 15:10

Michael Wood explores the role played by Alfred the Great's daughter Aethelflaed in England's battles in civil war and against the Vikings. The presenter contemplates how England `may never have happened' without the young ruler of Mercia, who led armies, built fortresses, was a skilled diplomat in campaigning against the Norse invaders, and became a beloved leader in the British Isles(n)

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