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Medieval texts reveal false Royal Navy origin

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Alfred the Great, King of Wessex from 871 and King of the Anglo-Saxons from 886 to 899, is widely touted as establishing England's first Royal fleet but research led by Flinders Medieval Studies Ph.D. candidate Matt Firth has found evidence that the Anglo-Saxons' first recorded naval victory occurred 20 years before Alfred was crowned King of Wessex and 24 years before his first recorded naval victory.

The research—Kingship and Maritime Power in 10th‐Century England, by Matthew Firth and Erin Sebo—has been published in the International Journal of Nautical Archeology.

https://phys.org/news/2020-08-medieval-texts-reveal-false-royal.html

https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/medieval-texts-reveal-false-royal-navy-origins

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lightly

..makes me wonder how Great Alfred really was.

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jaylemurph
1 hour ago, lightly said:

..makes me wonder how Great Alfred really was.

Pretty great, actually: https://archive.org/details/oldenglishchroni00gileuoft

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lightly
3 hours ago, jaylemurph said:

Pretty great, actually: https://archive.org/details/oldenglishchroni00gileuoft

--Jaylemurph

Thanks,   I had a hunch someone would try to educate me.      Serves me right !  :lol:

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Piney
On 8/24/2020 at 7:06 PM, lightly said:

Thanks,   I had a hunch someone would try to educate me.      Serves me right !  :lol:

Do I have to put Harte on you? :angry:

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lightly
3 hours ago, Piney said:

Do I have to put Harte on you? :angry:

I've learned a lot from Harte  and jaylemurph and many many others through the years...and you too !  this place is like school in slow motion for me .   I would love to study a bit from the link that jaylemurph generously provided...but I'm on such a restricted data diet...that I just can't.    I could go to the library and get some books...but I'm too lazy!   

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