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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 17 May 2012
As the title says, the translation is quite dated (1823 and 1847 to be exact) with a few edits from 1912 translations. It is still a good translation though, and a good source for medieval essays.

One thing that annoys me about this translation is that it doesn't inform you which Chronicle has been translated. There are 4 chronicles for 1066 in this translation, but it doesn't tell which ones they are. I had to use a lecturers version of the ASC to get this information. The lecturers version, however, was not entirely chronological. It darted back and forth sometimes, and was also quite expensive. At least this version is quite affordable and makes sense.

Hope this helped :).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 28 April 2013
Even though I like the translation I feel it would have benefitted from the inclusion of a small dictionary type section explaining certain archaic words and phrases. For example, gang-days.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 October 2013
I bought this for my grandson because he loves ancient English history. It's ideal for him because the paragraphs are short, too the point and as he says, the facts are easy to store in his head. It's a reference book really, not one to sit down and read of a wet afternoon, but very interesting all the same.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2013
A very useful and interesting reference book, though definitely not for bed-time reading cover to cover. It is great for looking up what the chronicler had to say about the events of a particular year
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 19 March 2013
If you have an interest in Anglo-Saxon England, you cannot avoid reading this book. It is the major written source of history for the period, even if it does include the appearance of dragons!
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
The Chronicle, our authority on Anglo-Saxon England becomes even more to life with the Penguin Classic "Alfred the Great" and I would urge readers to obtain both to achieve the highest level of satisfaction.
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on 31 March 2015
this book was excellent - I read it with enthusiasm and it was a great source of information for my project - would recommend it
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 12 May 2013
In conjunction with my copy of the translated Domesday Book this historical account was useful. A valuable tool in reaearch.
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