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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.


London's oldest statue, c. 1372: This is King Alfred the Great (871-899) in Trinity Church Square, Southwark. The statue was moved to the Square from Westminster Hall in 1822. King Alfred united England, founded St Paul’s, rebuilt London’s walls and drove off the Vikings.

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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”.


The Alfred Jewel is a Anglo-Saxon ornament made of enamel and quartz enclosed in gold that was discovered in 1693. It has been dated from the late 9th century. It was made in the reign of Alfred the Great and is inscribed "aelfred mec heht gewyrcan", meaning 'Alfred ordered me made'.Ca. 900 A.D. Medieval.


From the Medieval Manuscripts blog post 'The Last Will and Testament of Alfred the Great'. Image: Opening page of the Liber de Hyda


Queen Æthelswith’s Ring, C. 853-874 ADThe owner of this ring was Æthelswith, Queen of Mercia (855-89 AD), and sister of Alfred the Great. It was found at Aberford in West Yorkshire, England in 1870....


British Royal Family Tree 849-2013. Fascinating little website; not too 'heavy'. Click on the kings and queens for their own timeline and a bit of their history. Really brings them to life.

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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


Alfred the Great, King of the Anglo-Saxons. (849 – 26 October 899) (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, "elf counsel") was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.

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HERITAGE - 1: DIRECT LINE TO OUR DISTANT PAST. What Made Us English? Reading List for a Bygone Era

A map of the route taken by the Viking Great Heathen Army that arrived in England from Denmark, Norway and southern Sweden in 865.