Please read and study: §§87-95; vocabulary groups 43-49 (Word-Hoard).
Please prepare: Alfred’s Preface to Gregory’s Pastoral Care
Yes, this is the Alfred — the only English king ever honored with the epithet “The Great”. He was a huge promoter of learning, when he wasn’t defending the country in depth against Danish invaders, and was both able and willing to get down into the nitty-gritty of texts and translations.
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