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The White Horse King

The White Horse King The Life of Alfred the Great

By Benjamin Merkle
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.11 Stars

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On 11/6 Choosing Joy wrote: I have taught about the Vikings raids every four years - but I had never gotten beyond the information provided in our text books. I was sickened by descriptions of Viking brutality and torture. I'll probably not be able to watch "How to Train Your Dragon" again. King Alfred shines in the midst of ... The White Horse King by Benjamin Merkle

Choosing Joy's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/21 Jason Twombly wrote: The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great by Benjamin R. MerkleMy rating: 2 of 5 starsThe end result of reading, "The White Horse King" is that I have discovered a new hero, King Alfred the Great. A King of the mid to late 800's, Alfred defends, restores, and rebuilds the broken kingdoms of ... Book Review: The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great by Benjamin Merkle

Jason 's Rating:

2 Stars

On 2/8 David Bannach wrote: I’m not sure what I was expecting when I agreed to review this historical biography, The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great, but after struggling to get started for several weeks, I am really glad I pushed on and read it through. Only a master story-teller could manage to effectively weave ... The White Horse King

David's Rating:

4 Stars

On 9/11 Laura Ellis wrote: Merkle has written a biography of Alfred the Great that reads like a fantastic fictional novel. I like that Merkle has written it in this way as I think it encourages those that aren't history fans to rethink their opinions on historical books. I did not know much about King Alfred before I started this ... The White Horse King

Laura's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/20 Lindsay Selis wrote: Previous to reading this book, I knew very little about King Alfred the Great. In fact, I may say without exaggeration that I had never even heard the name until I picked up the volume. However, I can now say that I know more about the king than many, and I think that the text has enriched my life in ... The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great

Lindsay's Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/30 Tony Pagliarullo wrote: I recently finished The White Horse King by Benjamin Merkle. The book is a brief but fairly comprehensive account of the achievements of Alfred the Great. The two main themes that Merkle focuses on are the faith of Alfred and the military conquests and defeats of Alfred. The faith element is central, ... The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great by Benjamin Merkle

Tony's Rating:

2 Stars

On 4/14 Jeannie Cooke wrote: I was very excited to get this book as I love history especially Christian history. I was a little bit dismayed at the way the book would bounce between historical facts/ with time table and then a story line.I would get into a chapter and then it would go in total different direction and actually give ... A History Lesson

Jeannie's Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/4 Rachel Coleman wrote: Ben Merkle is a serious scholar, but his book “The White Horse King” is no stuffy, academic look at Alfred the Great. Instead, Merkle presents solid historical fact in a most accessible, unintimidating way. The result is a book history lovers can enjoy without having to reach for a magnifying glass ... Reader-friendly history

Rachel's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/15 mcbrownie220 wrote: The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great by Benjamin R. Merkle is a great book. I had never heard of Alfred the great before or how he had affected and how his life affects England today. The beginning of the book is a little slow to get into but once you get past that it is a great read. ... A great book about a Great King

mcbrownie220's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/8 Playful Professional wrote: The White Horse King is a book written about the life of Alfred the Great as he led the kingdoms of Britain in a battle against the vikings and then afterward as "he sparked a literary renaissance, restructured Britain's roadways, revised the legal codes, and revived Christian learning and worship." ... The White Horse King (The Life of Alfred the Great) by Benjamin Merkle

Playful Professional's Rating:

3 Stars