Chapter 5, Navy

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Book 2, Chapter 5, 878 AD to 901 AD – Alfred’s Fortifications

Alfred also gave great attention to the improvement and increase of his navy, employing the most skilful shipwrights whom he could procure, and manning the vessels at first with Friedlander’s, who were good and brave sailors and who, possibly, had some feeling of clanship towards the Anglo Saxons, one tribe of which had originally come from their own laud. Throughout his reign, Alfred devoted much time, pains, and money to his fleet, and had the proud satisfaction of making it a valuable means of defence against the sudden attacks of the northern rovers. Nor did his ships only Read More >>>

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