6. The Victorians, the Dark Ages and English National Identity

@inproceedings{Parker20136TV,
  title={6. The Victorians, the Dark Ages and English National Identity},
  author={Joanne Parker},
  year={2013}
}
Among the nineteenth-century fictional texts to deal with Britain's Dark Ages are several treatments of the battle of Brunanburh, and a few novels set around the attacks on Lindisfarne in 793 AD. During this period, a veritable cult of King Alfred developed in Britain, with numerous works of art produced and many texts written about the king. The majority of these focused on Alfred's interactions with Viking raiders. It is not simply the quantity of nineteenth-century Alfredian material… CONTINUE READING