It speaks of his translation into English of Gregorys. Pastoral Care and takes you into the heart of the work of how under God Rulers should rule with absence of self-passion and with great care for all; of how Teachers should teach the wisdom that. If ever a King so glorified the Father by his own light, then surely it was King Alfred; if ever a book so illuminated the light of that Great King, then surely it is this one! This short book should be treasured in every school as it shows how historical fact may be condensed into terse sentences that are an inspiration to the mind, that will pierce the hardest of hearts and enter the deepest depths of memory. Read it and be enlightened by the majesty of language. Raymond Payne (Leader of the Wessex School of Philosophy) You can buy a copy price 10.00 through the Online Bookshop at: m. If for nothing else, this is a remarkable account of a remarkable life as it omits dates for all events, as though it speaks of a timeless present into which it takes the reader. As it says in St Matthews Gospel: Let your light so. Do not tell a book by its cover, nor think blank verse is a dull song. This history in blank verse of King Alfred The Great by Brian Hodgkinson is a treasure chest of golden words; a weaving of words into intricate tapestries of many. This is more than a story of a great and courageous King of England. It speaks of temperance, justice, mercy and wisdom. It speaks of Alfreds lack of education in his youth but tells of how the poetry that was read to him sowed the. Consolations of Philosophy which tells us of the goddess of Wisdom coming to pacify the troubled mind of Boethius in his lonely cell after being sentenced to death to show him of Gods unfailing goodness amidst the ever-changing wheel of fortune; of free-will given by.