Thursday, October 26, 2006

Death of England's greatest king

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
899 Death of St King Alfred the Great (b. 847?), king of England from 871 to 899. The day was the 26th of October (because he died “six days before All Hallow’s Mass Day”), and the year is now generally thought to have been 899, not 900 or 901 as was previously accepted.

Alfred, the scholar-monarch who ruled southern England, was called the ‘Education King’ for his dedication to literacy and learning ...

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