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History

The Saxons

 

This week, I would like you to research key facts about Alfred the Great. He was a key figure at this time but there are many difference of opinions about him. Some suggest that he was a 'Great King' but others suggest that he wasn't. As historians, we always need to look at the evidence and clues at the time to understand and make our judgement. 

 

Task

Your task is to create a report to explain the questions below. You can present your findings in any way that best suits you. Watch all the videos and use the internet to do your research.  

 

Research:

Who was Alfred the Great? Where was he born? Who was his father?

Why was Alfred the Great, deemed to be ‘great'? What did he do?

Was he 'great' or was he just a heroic figure to look up to? What evidence can you find to support your answer?

 

 

KS2 Music / History | The Anglo-Saxons: Alfred the Great | BBC Teach

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