The Ballad Of The White Horse
The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem about the idealised exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great. Written in ballad form, the work has been described as one of the last great traditional epic poems written in the English language.The poem narrates how Alfred was able to defeat the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun under the auspices of God working through the agency of the Virgin Mar...
Paperback: 110 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 24, 2017)
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“The virgin Mary appears to King Alfred and tells him nothing to his profit, only that the sea grows higher and the sky grows darker. So he gathers what little remains of the free peoples of England to fight, the Saxon who has fought too much and is ...”
. In addition to being a narration of Alfred's military and political accomplishments, it is also considered a Catholic allegory.