Alms-giving: a woman with pearl headdress and halo hands bread to two male beggars
Alms-giving: a woman with pearl headdress and halo hands bread to two male beggars, one bearded and the other a child, a portal showing a maidservant in a domestic interior beyond, from the series Christian Virtues after Maerten de Vos, 1589
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Alfred in the Neat-herds Hut, late 19th century. Creator: Pearson
Alfred in the Neat-herd's 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. King Alfred (849-899 AD) was King of Wessex from 871 to c886, and King of the Anglo-Saxons from c886 to 899. From "Cassell's Illustrated History of England"
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