History Extra podcast

Alfred the Great and science at Christmas

45:07 | Dec 21st, 2017

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Historian and author Max Adams discusses the famed Anglo-Saxon king and considers whether he deserves his stellar reputation. Meanwhile, we team up with our friends from the Science Focus podcast to explore the history of the Royal Institution Christ...Show More

epekilisApr 13th, 2018

Alfred the Great is kind of up there with Charlemagne as a bright light of culture, law and literacy in the dark ages. This podcast explores whether Alfred deserves his good name or if he is really just the victor who wrote his own history.