The Ballad of the White Horse

An Epic Poem
Product Number: EB00622247
Released: Sep 22, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504022484
Publisher: Open Road Media
Please log in to view pricing


A rousing ballad based on the true story of legendary Saxon king Alfred the Great In the dark times before a unified England, warring tribes roved and sparred for territory across the British Isles. The Ballad of the White Horse records the deeds and military accomplishments of Alfred the Great as he defeats the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun. Published in 1911, this poem follows the battle-from the gathering of the chiefs to the last war cry-with a care to rhythm, sound, and language that makes it a magnificent work of art as well as a vital piece of English history. A significant influence on the structure of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, The Ballad of the White Horse transforms the thrilling exploits of a courageous leader into an inspirational Christian allegory. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Author(s): G.K. Chesterton
Original Publish Date: Sep 22, 2015

All formats/editions

Author(s): G.K. Chesterton
Genre: Poetry
Product Number EB00675473
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781609773496

Sign up for our email newsletter