(Aelfred; 849899). B. Wantage, Berkshire, Eng.; king of Wessex (West Saxons; in SW Eng.) 871899; king of al the Eng. not under Dan. rule ca. 885/886. Gathered scholars 878/885; promoted Bible tr. and tr. of Lat. books (e.g., of Bede,* A. M. T. S. Boethius,* Gregory the Great (see Popes, 4), and Orosius* into Eng.
E. S. Duckett, Alfred the Great (Chicago, 1956; F. M. Stenton, Anglo-Saxon England, 3d ed. (London, 1971).
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