Ballad of the White Horse

Author: G. K. Chesterton
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Comments: An Epic poem depicting the bravery and wisdom of King Alfred as he and the British warriors fight the dreaded Norsemen. Simply beautiful to read and fires the imagination as only Chesterton can.
Description from Amazon.com: [Editor's Review] According to Wikipedia, "This ballad needs no historical notes, for the simple reason that it does not profess to be historical. All of it that is not frankly fictitious, as in any prose romance about the past, is meant to emphasize tradition rather than history. King Alfred is not a legend in the sense that King Arthur may be a legend; that is, in the sense that he may possibly be a lie. But King Alfred is a legend in this broader and more human sense, that the legends are the most important things about him."
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