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The Ballad of the White Horse (Version 3)

Gelesen von Robin Lamb

(5 Sterne; 2 Bewertungen)

This epic poem is about Alfred the Great's defense of Christian England against the pagan Viking invaders. The decisive battle is fought in sight of a white horse mark made on a hill, after which the poem is named. As the white horse mark must be continually maintained by weeding to be clearly seen, Chesterton sees it as a symbol of the continual struggle to maintain the Christian culture and values for which Alfred the Great fought. - Summary by Robin Lamb (1 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Prefatory Note and Dedication

7:27

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Book I. The Vision of the King

10:46

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Book II. The Gathering of the Chiefs

10:31

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Book III. The Harp of Alfred

13:36

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Book IV. The Woman in the Forest

11:26

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Book V. Ethandune: The First Stroke

10:53

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Book VI. Ethandune: The Slaying of the Chiefs

11:00

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Book VII. Ethandune: The Last Charge

13:32

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Book VIII. The Scouring of the Horse

13:34

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