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 Alfred The Great


Alfred the Great was as the title suggests a great man but in more ways that one. Not only did he save Anglo-Saxon England from the Danes but he was also a great scholar and established schools, he founded the English navy and united the many Kingdoms that made up the Country that is now England. It could therefore be said that he was the Father of England.

He lived in the same era as the famous King Canute and the unfortunately named Ethelred the unready. He was a devoutly religious man who believed that the Danes had been sent by God as a punishment.

His Kingdom was Wessex and his capital Winchester. Although there is nothing left of Alfred's capital there is a large statue to him in the middle of the City the inscription is printed below.

Pictures of the statue in Winchester.

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The Statue

 The Life of King Alfred