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Alfred jewel

Earle, John

Alfred jewel

an historical essay.

by Earle, John

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alfred, -- King of England, -- 849-899.,
  • Enamel and enameling

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsAshmolean Museum.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNK7308 E37
    The Physical Object
    Pagination196p.
    Number of Pages196
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20729182M

    Alfred was king of Wessex. He fought against the Viking invaders and he oversaw a revival of learning and writing in Old English. Alfred was not expected to become king. He was the youngest of the six known children of Æthelwulf, king of the West Saxons (reigned –). As a child, Alfred.   The Alfred Jewel: An Historical Essay Language: English: LoC Class: NK: Fine Arts: Decorative and Applied Arts, Decoration and Ornament: Subject: Alfred, King of England, Subject: Great Britain -- History -- Alfred, Subject: Enamel and enameling audio books .

    7 Rich and Colorful Intermediate Piano Solos. By Randall Hartsell. Piano Book. This series of music is designed to capture each performer's sparkle, enthusiasm and creativity. The rich sonorities and colorful pedaling reflect the variety of sentiments the jewel titles portray. Includes "Diamond Sparkle," "Fire Opal," "Star Ruby" and more! A representation of the famous Alfred jewel (the Ashmolean museum). It seems to have been one of the precious 'æstels' or staffs that Alfred is recorded as having sent to each bishopric along with a copy of his translation of pope Gregory the great's book on Pastoral care, saying in his preface to the book: "And I will send a copy to every bishop's see in my kingdom, and in each book there.

    Skip to main content Skip to footer site New H Alfred Jewel - Greatest Hits P/V/C Book Guitar Center: Shop for Gear Guitar Center: Shop Music Gear. By Randall Hartsell. This series of music is designed to capture each performer's sparkle, enthusiasm and creativity. The rich sonorities and colorful pedaling reflect the variety of sentiments the jewel titles portray. Includes "Diamond Sparkle," "Fire Opal," "Star Ruby" and more!


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