The Ballad of the White Horse (Version 3)


Read by Robin Lamb

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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 Read by Robin Lamb
Book I. The Vision of the King 10:46 Read by Robin Lamb
Book II. The Gathering of the Chiefs 10:31 Read by Robin Lamb
Book III. The Harp of Alfred 13:36 Read by Robin Lamb
Book IV. The Woman in the Forest 11:26 Read by Robin Lamb
Book V. Ethandune: The First Stroke 10:53 Read by Robin Lamb
Book VI. Ethandune: The Slaying of the Chiefs 11:00 Read by Robin Lamb
Book VII. Ethandune: The Last Charge 13:32 Read by Robin Lamb
Book VIII. The Scouring of the Horse 13:34 Read by Robin Lamb