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Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred in the neatherds cottage, c878 (1864). Artist: James William Edmund Doyle

Alfred in the neatherds cottage, c878 (1864). Artist: James William Edmund Doyle
Alfred in the neatherds cottage, 1864. King Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Here, sitting in a cottage he is interrupted by the neatherds wife

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred the Great (849-899), Anglo-Saxon king of Wessex from 871, (c1920)

Alfred the Great (849-899), Anglo-Saxon king of Wessex from 871, (c1920). Much of Alfreds reign was taken up with the struggle against the Danish invaders

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred, 1890. Creator: Unknown

King Alfred, 1890. Creator: Unknown
King Alfred, 1890. Alfred the Great (c847-899) King of Wessex from 871-c886 and King of the Anglo-Saxons from c886-899. He won a decisive victory in the Battle of Edington in 878

Background imageAelfred Collection: Design for Medallion of King Alfred, n.d. Creator: Sir Robert Smirke

Design for Medallion of King Alfred, n.d. Creator: Sir Robert Smirke
Design for Medallion of King Alfred, n.d

Background imageAelfred Collection: The Alfred Free Grammar-School, Wantage, Berks. 1850. Creator: Unknown

The Alfred Free Grammar-School, Wantage, Berks. 1850. Creator: Unknown
The Alfred Free Grammar-School, Wantage, Berkshire, 1850. Sketch of the proposed building [a memorial in commemoration of the thousandth anniversary of the birth of Alfred the Great]

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred in disguise rebuked by the Neat Herds Wife for letting the Cakes burn, (c878), 1783

King Alfred in disguise rebuked by the Neat Herds Wife for letting the Cakes burn, (c878), 1783
King Alfred in disguise rebuked by the Neat Herds Wife, for letting the Cakes burn which she observed he himself was so fond of, (c878), 1783

Background imageAelfred Collection: Athelney & Ethandun 878, (1935)

Athelney & Ethandun 878, (1935). Map of part of the west of England (modern Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire), showing Athelney

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred, (c847-899), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Alfred, (c847-899), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Alfred, (c847-899), 1830. Alfred the Great (c847-899) King of Wessex 871-c886, King of the Anglo-Saxons c886-899 spent several years fighting Viking invasions

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred in the Neat-herds Hut, late 19th century. Creator: Pearson

Alfred in the Neat-herds Hut, late 19th century. Creator: Pearson
Alfred in the Neat-herds Hut, late 19th century. Alfred, given shelter on the Somerset Levels by a woman unaware of his identity and preoccupied by matters of his kingdom, let the cakes burn

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred the Great, 1712. Creator: Unknown

Alfred the Great, 1712. Creator: Unknown
Alfred the Great, 1712. Portrait of Alfred wearing a crown and ermine robes, and holding a sceptre. King Alfred (849-899 AD) was King of Wessex from 871 to c886

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred, 1733. Creator: George Vertue

King Alfred, 1733. Creator: George Vertue
King Alfred, 1733. Portrait in an oval frame inscribed Alfredus Magnus Rex Angliae, (Alfred the Great, King of England). On the table below are a crown, books, arrows, a lyre

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred the Great, (c847-899), 1830. Creator: Unknown

Alfred the Great, (c847-899), 1830. Creator: Unknown
Alfred the Great, (c847-899), 1830.Alfred the Great (c847-899) King of Wessex from 871-c886, King of the Anglo-Saxons c886-899

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred the Great, Disguised as a Harper, Playing Before Guthrum, (878), 1890. Creator: Unknown

Alfred the Great, Disguised as a Harper, Playing Before Guthrum, (878), 1890. Creator: Unknown
Alfred the Great, Disguised as a Harper, Playing Before Guthrum, (878), 1890. Alfred the Great (c847-899) King of Wessex 871-c886 and King of the Anglo-Saxons c886-899

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred, disguised in the Character of a Harper, viewing the Danish Camp, 1773. Creator

Alfred, disguised in the Character of a Harper, viewing the Danish Camp, 1773. Creator
Alfred, disguised in the Character of a Harper, viewing the Danish Camp, 1773. After Samuel Wale (1721-1786). King Alfred the Great (849-899) From " A New and Complete History of England

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred Liberating the Family of Hastings. Creator: Singleton

Alfred Liberating the Family of Hastings. Creator: Singleton
Alfred Liberating the Family of Hastings, (early-mid 19th century). Depiction of early British ruler King Alfred the Great (849-899 AD) with a woman and her children

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred in the Neatherds Cottage, (mid 19th century). Creator: J Rogers

Alfred in the Neatherds Cottage, (mid 19th century). Creator: J Rogers
Alfred in the Neatherds Cottage, (mid 19th century). Youngest son of King AEthelwulf, Alfred (849-899 AD) became King of Wessex during a time of constant Viking attack

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfreds Last War - Third Phase, 893. April to (?) June, (1935)

Alfreds Last War - Third Phase, 893. April to (?) June, (1935). Map of the south-east of England, showing Burhs (Old English fortifications) of the Anglo-Saxon King Alfred the Great, Danish forts

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfreds Last War - Opening Phases. From about October 892-March 893, (1935)

Alfreds Last War - Opening Phases. From about October 892-March 893, (1935). Map of the south-east of England, showing Burhs (Old English fortifications) of the Anglo-Saxon King Alfred the Great

Background imageAelfred Collection: Plate 3 for History of the Middle Ages, 1793. Creators: Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki

Plate 3 for History of the Middle Ages, 1793. Creators: Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki, Eberhard Siegfried Henne
Plate 3 for History of the Middle Ages, 1793

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred the Great making a collection of Laws, 1773. Creator: Charles Grignion

Alfred the Great making a collection of Laws, 1773. Creator: Charles Grignion
Alfred the Great making a collection of Laws, 1773. Alfred the Great, King of the Anglo-Saxons c886-899, he improved the legal system, military structure, and general quality of life

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred in Neatherd Cottage, 1806, (1912). Artist: David Wilkie

King Alfred in Neatherd Cottage, 1806, (1912). Artist: David Wilkie
King Alfred in Neatherd Cottage, 1806, (1912). From Bibbys Annual 1912, [J. Bibby & Sons, Liverpool, 1912]

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred the Great, 1785

King Alfred the Great, 1785. From Harrisons Edition of Rapins History of England, by Paul Rapin de Thoyras. [John Harrison, London, 1785]

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred In The Danish Camp, (c1850)

Alfred In The Danish Camp, (c1850). Alfred was king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871-899 AD. Here, Alfred, in disguise, sings to Guthrum the Danish king

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred And The Cakes, (c1850)

King Alfred And The Cakes, (c1850). Alfred was king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871-899 AD. Colour plate from Pictures of English History, George Routledge & Sons, (London)

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred in the Neat-Herds Cottage, 1776. Artist: I Hall

Alfred in the Neat-Herds Cottage, 1776. Artist: I Hall
Alfred in the Neat-Herds Cottage, 1776. King Alfred, in disguise, is rebuked by the Neat Herds Wife, for letting the cakes burn. Alfred the Great (849-899), Anglo-Saxon king of Wessex from 871

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred the Great dividing his loaf with the pilgrim, 1782. Artist: William Sharpe

Alfred the Great dividing his loaf with the pilgrim, 1782. Artist: William Sharpe
Alfred the Great dividing his loaf with the pilgrim, 1782. Beneath is a dedication to the Stationers Company. The stationers coat of arms appears in the centre

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred the Great in the Neatherds Cottage, 1863. Artist: Edward Bowring Stephens

Alfred the Great in the Neatherds Cottage, 1863. Artist: Edward Bowring Stephens
Alfred the Great in the Neatherds Cottage. 1863. Youngest son of King AE thelwulf, Alfred became King of Wessex during a time of constant Viking attack

Background imageAelfred Collection: People visiting King Alfreds Blowing Stone, Kingston Lisle, near Uffington, Oxfordshire, c1920s

People visiting King Alfreds Blowing Stone, Kingston Lisle, near Uffington, Oxfordshire, c1920s
Essex Six. Place: King Alfreds Blowing Stone, Kingston Lisle, near Uffington, Oxfordshire

Background imageAelfred Collection: Bentley EXP3 in front of the statue of King Alfred, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, c1920s

Bentley EXP3 in front of the statue of King Alfred, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, c1920s
Bentley EXP3 1920 2996 cc. Vehicle Reg. No. BM9771. All-weather body by Harrison. King Alfred Statue, High Street, Winchester, Hants

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred the Great at the Battle of Ashdown, 871 (1913). Artist: Morris Meredith Williams

Alfred the Great at the Battle of Ashdown, 871 (1913). Artist: Morris Meredith Williams
Alfred the Great at the Battle of Ashdown, 871 (1913). Alfred the Great (849-899) at the Battle of Ashdown, 8 January 871, leading the West Saxon army of his brother, King Ethelred

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred plans the capture of the Danish fleet, 892 (1864)

King Alfred plans the capture of the Danish fleet, 892 (1864). Alfred the Great (849-899) on horseback on the bank of the River Lea twenty miles up the Thames from London where he planned the capture

Background imageAelfred Collection: Baptism of King Guthrum, 878 (1864). Artist: James William Edmund Doyle

Baptism of King Guthrum, 878 (1864). Artist: James William Edmund Doyle
Baptism of King Guthrum, 878 (1864). Guthrum (d890) was the Danish king who fought against King Alfred the Great of Wessex

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred in the neatherds cottage c878 (1864). Artist: James William Edmund Doyle

King Alfred in the neatherds cottage c878 (1864). Artist: James William Edmund Doyle
King Alfred in the neatherds cottage c878 (1864). Early in his reign as King of Wessex, while a fugitive from the Danish conquerors of his kingdom

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, 9th century (18th century). Artist: George Vertue

Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, 9th century (18th century). Artist: George Vertue
Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, 9th century (18th century). After coming to the throne in 871, much of Alfreds (849-899) reign was taken up with the struggle against the Danish invaders

Background imageAelfred Collection: Edward the Confessor and Alfred the Great, English kings, 19th century

Edward the Confessor and Alfred the Great, English kings, 19th century. Alfred became King of Wessex in 871. Much of his reign was taken up with the struggle against the Danish invaders

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred burning the cakes, (c1900). Artist: Trelleek

King Alfred burning the cakes, (c1900). Artist: Trelleek
King Alfred burning the cakes, c1900. Legend has it that Alfred (849-899), offered shelter from the Danes by a woman at Athelney in the Somerset marshes

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred Forgets The Cakes, c1907

King Alfred Forgets The Cakes, c1907. From My Book of True Stories. [Blackie and Son Limited, London]

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred the Great, forming a Code of Laws, and Dividing the Kingdom into Counties, c1787

King Alfred the Great, forming a Code of Laws, and Dividing the Kingdom into Counties, c1787
King Alfred the Great, forming a Code of Laws, and Dividing the Kingdom into Counties, Tythings, Hundreds, &c. c1787. From A New

Background imageAelfred Collection: Guthrum pays an Evening Visit to Alfred, c1860, (c1860). Artist: John Leech

Guthrum pays an Evening Visit to Alfred, c1860, (c1860). Artist: John Leech
Guthrum pays an Evening Visit to Alfred, c1840, (c1840). Guthrum or Guirum (died c890), christened athelstan on his conversion to Christianity in 878, was King of the Danish Vikings in the Danelaw

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred in the Isle of Nobles, 1838

Alfred in the Isle of Nobles, 1838. Alfred the Great (849-899), King of Wessex from 871 to 899. From The History of England, Vol. 1, by David Hume, Esq. & Hewson Clarke, Esq

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred in the Danish Camp, c1884. Artist: Thomas Strong Seccombe

King Alfred in the Danish Camp, c1884. Artist: Thomas Strong Seccombe
King Alfred in the Danish Camp, c1884. Alfred was king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871-899 AD. Here, Alfred, in disguise, sings in the camp of Guthrum the Danish king

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred Inciting The Anglo Saxons, (1878). Artist: Herbert Bourne

King Alfred Inciting The Anglo Saxons, (1878). Artist: Herbert Bourne
King Alfred Inciting The Anglo Saxons, (1878). After George Frederic Watts (1817?1904). From Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History, by Thomas Archer

Background imageAelfred Collection: England first divided in counties, hundreds, and tythings by Alfred the Great, c880s (1793)

England first divided in counties, hundreds, and tythings by Alfred the Great, c880s (1793). From Ashburtons History of England, by Charles Alfred Ashburton. [W. & J

Background imageAelfred Collection: Statue of King Alfred the Great, Winchester, Hampshire, early 20th century(?)

Statue of King Alfred the Great, Winchester, Hampshire, early 20th century(?). The statue, by Hamo Thornycroft, was unveiled in 1899, to commemorate the millenary of Alfreds death. From Winchester

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfreds long-ships defeat the Danes 877, 1925-1927. Artist: Colin Unwin Gill

King Alfreds long-ships defeat the Danes 877, 1925-1927. Artist: Colin Unwin Gill
King Alfreds long-ships defeat the Danes, 877, 1925-1927. One of the murals from St Stephens Hall, Palace of Westminster, London. From The Studio Volume 94

Background imageAelfred Collection: The division of England into Counties, Hundreds & Tythings by Alfred the Great, 1808

The division of England into Counties, Hundreds & Tythings by Alfred the Great, 1808. Artist: Ambrose William Warren
The division of England into Counties, Hundreds & Tythings by Alfred the Great, 1808

Background imageAelfred Collection: Alfred the Great learning to read, 1897. Artist: Frances Brundage

Alfred the Great learning to read, 1897. Artist: Frances Brundage
Alfred the Great learning to read, 1897. From Royal Children of English History by Edith Nesbit, published by Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd (London, Paris, New York, 1897)

Background imageAelfred Collection: King Alfred Inciting the Anglo-Saxons to Repel the Invasion of the Danes, 896, (c1847)

King Alfred Inciting the Anglo-Saxons to Repel the Invasion of the Danes, 896, (c1847). Artist: Herbert Bourne
King Alfred Inciting the Anglo-Saxons to Repel the Invasion of the Danes, 896, (c1847)



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