The unlikely king who saved England.
Down swept the Vikings from the frigid North. Across the English coastlands and countryside they raided, torched, murdered, and destroyed all in their path. Farmers, monks, and soldiers all fell bloody under the Viking sword, hammer, and axe.
Then, when the hour was most desperate, came an unlikely hero. King Alfred rallied the battered and bedraggled kingdoms of Britain and after decades of plotting, praying, and persisting, finally triumphed over the invaders.
Alfred's victory reverberates to this day: He sparked a literary renaissance, restructured Britain's roadways, revised the legal codes, and revived Christian learning and worship. It was Alfred's accomplishments that laid the groundwork for Britian's later glories and triumphs in literature, liturgy, and liberty.
What People Are Saying:
"Ben Merkle tells the sort of mythic adventure story that stirs the imagination and races the heart?and all the more so knowing that it is altogether true!" -George Grant, pastor and author in Franklin, Tennessee
Dr. Ben Merkle is president of New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. He has both a Master's and Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University. His dissertation, Defending the Trinity in the Reformed Palatinate, was published by Oxford University.
PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson
PAGE COUNT: 272 pages
ISBN 10: 1-595552-52-9
PUB. DATE: October 22, 2002