Alfred the Great
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Alfred (king of Wessex
King Alfred the Great (849-899) Born: AD 849 at Wantage, Berkshire King of England Died: 26th October AD 899 at Winchester, Hampshire RBH Biography: King Alfred the Great (849-899)
English Monarchs - Kings and Queens of England - Alfred the Great. No other ruler in England's long and varied history has been honoured with the title the Great. Alfred once declared it his intention "To live worthily as long as I live and after my life to leave to them that should come after, my memory in good works." Few of our monarchs have succeeded as spectacularly in their aims as he did.
History of the Monarchy > The Anglo-Saxon kings > Alfred 'The Great' Alfred 'The Great' (r. 871-899)