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Old 27-05-2016, 09:50 PM   #21
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When the Vikings invade England, Alfred is about to take his priesthood vows.. However, his brother, King Æthelred of Wessex , summons him to his aid and Alfred leaves for battle, where he appears to be a great tactician.. Æthelred dies shortly after Alfred marries the Mercian princess Aelhswith.. Torn between following intellect or passion, Alfred at first refuses to succeed Æthelred and consummate his marriage, but is forced to accept kingship after the Danes attack again..Realising the weak position of Wessex, Alfred goes into negotiations with Guthrum , leader of the Vikings.. Aelhswith on the other hand agrees to become Guthrum's hostage and they start to develop feelings for each other..

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Alfred the Great (849 – 26 October 899) (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, "elf counsel" or "wise elf") was King of Wessex from 871 to 899..Alfred was born in the village of Wanating, now Wantage, Oxfordshire..He was the youngest son of King Æthelwulf of Wessex, by his first wife, Osburh..In 853, at the age of four, Alfred is said to have been sent to Rome where, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.. he was confirmed by Pope Leo IV who "anointed him as king".. Victorian writers later interpreted this as an anticipatory coronation in preparation for his eventual succession to the throne of Wessex..A letter of Leo IV shows that Alfred was made a "consul"; a misinterpretation of this investiture, deliberate or accidental, could explain later confusion..It may also be based on Alfred's later having accompanied his father on a pilgrimage to Rome, where he spent some time at the court of Charles the Bald, King of the Franks, around 854–855..Statues of Alfred in Winchester and Wantage portray him as a great warrior.. Evidence suggests he was not physically strong, and though not lacking in courage, he was noted more for his intellect than as a warlike character..

26 October 1881 – The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place at Tombstone, Arizona, at about 3:00 p.m.. Generally regarded as the most famous gunfight in the history of the American Old West, the gunfight, believed to have lasted only about thirty seconds, was fought between the outlaw cowboys Billy Clanton, Tom McLaury and his brother Frank McLaury, and the opposing lawmen Virgil Earp and his brothers Morgan and Wyatt Earp, aided by Doc Holliday acting as a temporary deputy of Virgil..Cowboys Ike Clanton and Billy Claiborne ran from the fight unharmed, but Ike’s brother Billy Clanton was killed, along with both McLaurys.. Lawmen Holliday and Morgan and Virgil Earp were wounded.. Only Wyatt Earp came through the fight unharmed..The fight has come to represent a time in American history when the frontier was open range for outlaws opposed by law enforcement that was spread thin over vast territories, leaving some areas unprotected..The shootout actually took place in a narrow lot on the side of C. S. Fly's Photographic Studio on Fremont Street..The gunfight was not the end of the conflict...
https://alchemyandaccident.wordpress...he-o-k-corral/ I shot you..How'd that be?.Why Ed does this mean we're not friends anymore?.You know Ed, if I thought you weren't my friend..I just don't think I could bear it!..

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