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A Chronicle of English History
1-' The Triumph of Christianity: Alfred and Guthrun '
David Ayerst
In this first talk of a new series, David Ayerst will recall the early Christian record of the West Country, unbroken by Anglo-Saxon paganism, since the invaders themselves were converted before they reached this part of England. The Danish invasion of the ninth century endangered the early flowering of the Church, but the West Country can claim to have saved England. Alfred at Athelney, the rally in Selwood Forest, the battle of Eddington, and the baptism of Guthrun at Allerthese are some of the outstanding events in one of the crucial campaigns fought on western soil.
In this, as in succeeding talks in the series, listeners will hear certain episodes in the story presented in dramatic form.


Unknown: David Ayerst
Unknown: David Ayerst


from the Royal Bath Hotel Ballroom,
The cabaret artists are
Three in Harmony
Elva, Yolande, and Dorothy
Tollefsen the wizard of the accordion
Lina Menova the Russian cabaret star
Leslie Weston entertainer and dancing to
Billy Bissett and his Canadians with The Canadian
Capers Alice Mann


Accordion: Lina Menova
Unknown: Leslie Weston
Unknown: Billy Bissett
Unknown: Capers Alice Mann


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