In the Footsteps of Alfred
Explore the life of King Alfred the Great – revered as the greatest Briton - and Winchester, England’s first royal city. Alfred was the first king of the Anglo-Saxons and one of only two English rulers to have been given the epithet ‘the Great’. He may have earned this title in part by defending his kingdom against the Vikings and for his efforts in improving education.
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In the Footsteps of King Alfred

Military leader, scholar and statesman

Explore the life of King Alfred the Great – revered as the greatest Briton - and Winchester, England’s first royal city. Military leader, but also a man of huge learning, Alfred was a great statesman. During his celebrated reign he fought brutal wars with the Vikings, but was also able to establish the foundations of the English nation through new laws, cities, trade and an English language and culture.


Key Features

  • Travel to Winchester to learn about the history and heritage of Alfred the Great, England's first great King and consolidator or English nationalism.
  • See the sites of Viking incursion and their affect upon England as their raids, and later settlement, threatened the long history of the Anglo Saxon England.
  • Discover how Alfred revolutionized the English system, way of life, laws, culture and how he saved England during it's darkest hours.

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