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Check out my new video on the real life of King Egbert! (LINK IN BIO)!!!!

First post of 2018 ✌
Hope the rest of the year goes as smoothly as this snapchat filter. @artistic.edge
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Father and I went to Athelney on the Somerset levels where king Alfred the great hid from the Norman invaders in the 9th century! 👑
People hate history but I don't 🖖🏻

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"The day of reckoning will come!" - King Alfred. The magnificent David Dawson. #TheLastKingdom #Alfred #KingOfWessex #Saxon #DavidDawson #Netflix #BBC2

On This Day In History
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26 October 899
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King Alfred the Great died aged around 50
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◼ Alfred died on 26 October 899. How he died is unknown, although he suffered throughout his life with a painful & unpleasant illness. His biographer Asser gave a detailed description of Alfred's symptoms & this has allowed modern doctors to provide a possible diagnosis. It is thought that he either had Crohn's disease or haemorrhoidal disease. His grandson King Edred seems to have suffered from a similar illness.
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About Alfred the Great;
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👑 Alfred the Great (born.849) (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, "elf counsel" or "wise elf") was King of Wessex from 871 to 899.
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◼ Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, & by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.
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◼ He is one of only two English monarchs to be given the epithet "the Great", the other one being Cnut the Great (although Cnut was not Saxon, but Danish).
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◼ He was also the first King of the West Saxons to style himself "King of the Anglo-Saxons".
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◼ Details of Alfred's life are described in a work by the 10th-century Welsh scholar & bishop Asser
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◼ A devout Christian, Alfred had a reputation as a learned & merciful man of a gracious and level-headed nature who encouraged education & improved his kingdom's legal system, military structure & his people's quality of life.
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October 26, 899 – Death of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex.
Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England. He is one of only two English monarchs to be given the epithet "the Great".
Alfred had a reputation as a learned and merciful man of a gracious and level-headed nature who encouraged education, proposing that primary education be taught in English rather than Latin, and improved his kingdom's legal system, military structure and his people's quality of life.
Alfred died on 26 October 899 and the reasons are unknown, although he suffered throughout his life with a painful and unpleasant illness. #englishroyals #englishroyalty #alfredthegreat #kingofwessex #royals #royalty #royaleurope #europeanroyals #europeanroyalty

He might be King Of Wessex but he is also a husband! 💙 #Alfred #TheLastKingdom #KingOfWessex #Saxon #Season1 #Netflix #BBC #DavidDawson

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