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CLIP 5229

What we know about King Alfred and hIs life

What we know about King Alfred and hIs life

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Key Info
  • What we know about King Alfred and hIs life
  • Duration: 03:25
  • King Alfred and his early education. The text is used to lead a discussion about learning in Anglo Saxon times and the opportunities for wealthy boys and girls. The challenges facing Alfred were both intellectual and physical and so his education needed to comprise strong elements of both.
  • Credits: Image MS Junius 11 p.53 - Bodleian Library
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  • Keywords: King, Alfred, education, books, wealthy, boys, girls, opportunities, children
Ideas for use in class
  • Children could consider what life would have been like for somebody living in Anglo Saxon times. This could be used as part of independent/group research finding out about the lives of wealthy families and King Alfred himself.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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