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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”.


Alfred the Great, King of Wessex - Amid the ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey is a recreation of a medieval herb garden, and in the centre of this, surveying the whole site, is a striking bronze statue of Alfred the Great, founder of the Abbey and King of Wessex from 871 to 899. **

from Mail Online

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


Coin of Alfred, king of Wessex, London, 880 (based upon a Roman model). Obv: King with royal band in profile, with legend: ÆLFRED REX "King Ælfred".


King Alfred the Great bones believed to be in box found in museum

In a clip from the upcoming TV documentary, The Search For Alfred The Great, presenter Neil Oliver works with historians and scientists to establish whether human remains could be those of the ninth-century king


“Today is the Feast Day of King Alfred the Great, commemorated as a saint by many Christians. His famous Jewel can be found at the Ashmolean”