Book 2, Chapter 6, The End of the Ninth Century – Ancient Towns and Highways
Alfred, who had always the benefit of his people in view, thought it his duty not to neglect one thing in itself useful, and to the kingdom very ornamental, which was to bring the English to build their houses in a stronger and more regular manner than they had hitherto done. At that time, they hardly made use of anything but timber in building. If a house was built with any other materials, it was looked upon with wonder. Alfred having raised his palaces with stone or brick, the nobility by degrees began to imitate his example. But the generality of the people did not adopt that way of building till several ages after.
Chapter 6, Ancient Towns and Highways
Chapter 6, Internal Fittings of Houses
Chapter 6, Anglo-Saxon Furniture
Chapter 6, Anglo Saxon Hunting and Travelling
Chapter 6, Anglo-Saxon Language
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