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The Resource 'England's Darling' : the Victorian cult of Alfred the Great, Joanne Parker

'England's Darling' : the Victorian cult of Alfred the Great, Joanne Parker

Label
'England's Darling' : the Victorian cult of Alfred the Great
Title
'England's Darling'
Title remainder
the Victorian cult of Alfred the Great
Statement of responsibility
Joanne Parker
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the last two decades, numerous studies have been devoted to the Victorian fascination with King Arthur, however . the figure of King Alfred has received almost no attention. For much of the nineteenth century, Alfred was as important as Arthur in the British popular imagination. A pervasive cult of the king developed which included the erection of at least four public statues, the completion of more than twenty-five paintings, and the publication of over a hundred texts, by authors ranging from Wordsworth to minor women writers. By 1852, J.A. Froude could describe Alfred's life as 'the
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
828.80809351
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA153
LC item number
.P26 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alfred
  • Alfred
  • Medievalism
  • Popular culture
  • English literature
  • Alfred
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • English literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature
  • Medievalism
  • Great Britain
Label
'England's Darling' : the Victorian cult of Alfred the Great, Joanne Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 'ENGLAND'S DARLING': THE VICTORIAN CULT OF ALFRED THE GREAT; Halftitle Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface -- The king who burnt the cakes; Acknowledgements; Dedication; 1. The day of a thousand years: Alfred and the Victorianmania for commemoration; 2. Medievalism, Anglo-Saxonism and the nineteenth century; 3. Turning a king into a hero: nine hundred years of pre-Victorian reinvention; 4. The hero as king: Alfred and nineteenth-century politics; 5. 'The root and spring of everything we love in church and state': Alfred and Victorian progress
  • 6. 'The most perfect character in history': Alfred and Victorian morality7. 'Never to be confused with King Arthur': Alfred after Victoria; Select bibliography; Index
Control code
1006614396
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526130563
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vwgdvh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1006614396
Label
'England's Darling' : the Victorian cult of Alfred the Great, Joanne Parker
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 'ENGLAND'S DARLING': THE VICTORIAN CULT OF ALFRED THE GREAT; Halftitle Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface -- The king who burnt the cakes; Acknowledgements; Dedication; 1. The day of a thousand years: Alfred and the Victorianmania for commemoration; 2. Medievalism, Anglo-Saxonism and the nineteenth century; 3. Turning a king into a hero: nine hundred years of pre-Victorian reinvention; 4. The hero as king: Alfred and nineteenth-century politics; 5. 'The root and spring of everything we love in church and state': Alfred and Victorian progress
  • 6. 'The most perfect character in history': Alfred and Victorian morality7. 'Never to be confused with King Arthur': Alfred after Victoria; Select bibliography; Index
Control code
1006614396
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526130563
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vwgdvh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1006614396

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