King Alfred the Great of England

King Alfred the Great of England

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Statue of King Alfred the Great of England (born 849, ruled 871-899). King Alfred's reign is remembered for the formulation of a code of ethics and a rebirth of religious and scholarly activity, along with the promotion of education. He also fostered sound governance, and military skill and innovation in his defence of Anglo-Saxon England from Viking raids. Photographed in Wantage, Oxfordshire, UK.

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