Page 14 - Alfred the Great And His Legacy
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He Was Also Astute










         He did not kill or humiliate his vanquished foe.








         Understanding that he could not reclaim the rest of

         England from the Vikings, Alfred made peace with


         the Viking leader, Guthrun the Dane.





         In 886 Alfred negotiated with the Vikings,

         recapturing London & establishing the territory of

         “Danelaw”.









         He also made Guthrun convert to Christianity.
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