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In addition to defender of his realm, Alfred had interests in law and the improvement of the culture of his subjects. He rebuilt London and revised the old laws of the kingdom. Scholars were welcome to come and teach the people. He established a school and made sure books that were essential to man be known by being translated from Latin into English. He personally involved himself in the translations. The â??Anglo-Saxon Chronicleâ?? began under Alfred.

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