Alfred laid the cornerstone of
the British Empire not by brute force or in cunning but by his virtue, valor,
and perseverance. No wonder he was called “Great!” Meet an extraordinary and
inspiring sovereign remembered for his love for his people, his faith in God,
and his accomplishments as the first great king of England. Biography written
by Jacob Abbott. 204 pages. Gr. 7–12.
See also our other books in the
Abbott Series, classic biographies with lessons from “history makers” carefully
woven into the fabric of a thrilling life story. These books that seek to
portray the character of their subjects accurately are designed for personal
benefit and also recommended for book reports.
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