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Throwback to one of many student trainer nights out

7/27 - Basingstoke, The King Of Wessex #basingstoke #kingofwessex

6 a side tonight ⚽️ #work #kingofwessex #Bath #6aside #football

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On This Day In History
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26 October 899
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King Alfred the Great died
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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 Eadred seems to have suffered from a similar illness.
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About Alfred the Great;
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👑 Alfred the Great (b.849 – d.26 October 899) (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. 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). He was also the first King of the West Saxons to style himself "King of the Anglo-Saxons". Details of Alfred's life are described in a work by the 10th-century Welsh scholar & bishop Asser. 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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Unsuccessful attempts at trying to get the Vitara in the shot of Alfred The Great statue in Winchester today.
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