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Alfred The Great (Blake Ritson), King of Wessex.    Art by John Faber Sr, 1712

Alfred The Great (Blake Ritson), King of Wessex. Art by John Faber Sr, 1712

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 He was a remarkable and pious man who…

Æthelflæd, the daughter of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, was born in the early 870s.  As Alfred’s eldest child, she was destined to play a leading role in the political life of Anglo-Saxon England.

Æthelflæd, the daughter of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, was born in the early As Alfred’s eldest child, she was destined to play a leading role in the political life of Anglo-Saxon England. My great grand aunt

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

King Alfred's England Alfred is popularly credited as being the founder of the Royal Navy; he did build a fleet of improved ships manned by Frisians and on several occasions successfully challenged the Danes at sea.

Jan. 8, 871, Alfred the great led the army of his brother (Ethelred of Wessex) against the invading Danes in the Battle of Ashdown. Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons won, although losses were heavy on both sides.

Alfred the great led the army of his brother (Ethelred of Wessex) against the invading Danish Vikings in the Battle of Ashdown. Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons won, although losses were heavy on both sides.

HERITAGE - 1: Direct Line to our Distant Past. What made us English? Reading list for a Bygone Era

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

Image by Hel-hama based on Stenton 'Anglo-Saxon England' chapter 8 and Hill ' An Atlas of Anglo-Saxon England' p.

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