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, 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 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

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

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

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

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.

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.

British Isles at the time of Alfred the Great. Parts of Romanized England were Christianized since Apostolic times.

British Isles at the time of Alfred the Great. Parts of Romanized England were Christianized since Apostolic times.

Discovered: The remains of Alfred the Great's granddaughter, Eadgyth - a Saxon Queen and one of the oldest members of the English royal family have been unearthed in a tomb in Germany

Discovered: The remains of Alfred the Great's granddaughter, Eadgyth - a Saxon Queen and one of the oldest members of the English royal family have been unearthed in a tomb in Germany

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.

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.

King Alfred the Great. (871-899) House of Wessex. Queen Elizabeth II's 32nd great-grandfather! Succeeded his brother Aethelred. Defended England against Danish invasion and founded the first English navy. He encouraged the translation of scholarly works from Latin (some he translated himself) and promoted the development of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. This ensured his deeds were recorded in history. We know more about him than any other Anglo Saxon King. Succeeded by son, Edward.

King Alfred the Great. (871-899) House of Wessex. Queen Elizabeth II's 32nd great-grandfather! Succeeded his brother Aethelred. Defended England against Danish invasion and founded the first English navy. He encouraged the translation of scholarly works from Latin (some he translated himself) and promoted the development of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. This ensured his deeds were recorded in history. We know more about him than any other Anglo Saxon King. Succeeded by son, Edward.

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