Saturday, October 28, 2006
Farewell, Good King!
Well, hell, as long as I'm pillaging About.com for post ideas, King Alfred -- later styled 'the Great' -- died on 26 October, 899. He fought off some rather persistent feral blondes, built some great defensive systems, and united much of Great Britain under one rule. All that is quite impressive, but I owe him a more personal debt. Without his commitment to scholarship in the native English language, I'd be quite without paper topics.