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.
King Alfred the Great of England - Stock Image - C001/1269
Alfred "The Great" King of England was king of Wessex defending the English Kingdom against vikings (Danes). He was considered a learned and merciful man who encouraged education and improved his kingdom legal system and military structure. Who is the only English king titled with "The Great."
Hidden historical heroines (#21: Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians)
Æthelflæd (868 – 918) was the eldest daughter of the beloved Saxon King Alfred the Great and was chronicled in the historical record as Myrcna hlæfdige, or ‘Lady of the Mercians&…