By George Henty
Since the overdue 700s, Vikings have been raiding the British Isles and masses of the remainder of western Europe; yet in 865, those sporadic raids changed into a whole scale invasion. starting with the “Great Heathen Army,” which include countless numbers of ships and hundreds of thousands of guys, the Danish Vikings tried to beat and settle England. One guy stood of their way—King Alfred, the one British king given the epithet “The Great.”
In the Dragon and the Raven, a courageous prince and a nobleman’s son come of age in the middle of conflict on land and sea. Alfred is barely 23 whilst he turns into King of britain, that's divided through rivalries and beset via the Vikings. The Danes had not just plundered the coastlands, they'd invaded East England, and have been urgent their approach south and west. Edmund is even more youthful than Alfred while his father, an earldorman, is killed by means of Danes; and Edmund bargains his carrier to the King. After elevating a military and defeating a strong Danish strength, he's taking to the seas in his send, the Dragon, to harry the Danes within the sea-ways the place they sail their ships below the flag of a black raven.
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