Alfred the Great, England’s Strong and Righteous Ruler

Alfred the Great, was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred is noted for his defence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of southern England against the Vikings, becoming the only English king to be accorded the epithet “the Great”. Alfred was the first King of the West Saxons to style himself “King of the Anglo-Saxons”.

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Alfred The Great, King of Wessex AD 871. He was a remarkable and pious man who brought a new order to the Kingdom following his defeat of the Danes. His son built New Minster at Winchester as a family mausoleum to house his tomb.

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Have we now found Alfred the Great? Archaeologists exhume unmarked grave in what could be one of the most significant finds ever

Bones that could belong to King Alfred the Great have been exhumed from a churchyard over fears that they might be stolen or vandalised

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What Were English Trials and Ordeals, During the Middle Ages?

Alfred the Great, King of the English. A wise man and a great leader. Google Image Result for http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/22/Statue_d%27Alfred_le_Grand_%C3%A0_Winchester.jpg/220px-Statue_d%27Alfred_le_Grand_%C3%A0_Winchester.jpg

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Alfred the Great King of Wessex from 871 to 10/26/899. He successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest. He is the only English monarch to be accorded the epithet "the Great". Details of his life are described in a work by the 10th century Welsh scholar & bishop Asser. Alfred's reputation has been that of a learned & merciful man who encouraged education, improved his kingdom's legal system & military structure.

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Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great (courtesy of Corbis-Bettmann)

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King Alfred the Great of England (849-901)

Alfred The Great 871-901 A.D.

Alfred The Great 871-901 A.D. King of Wessex - 29th Paternal Great Grandfather

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