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Alfred the great introduction: alfred the great was the king of wessex, an anglo-saxon kingdom in southwestern englandhe is one of the only two english kings who were given the appellation ‘great’. Return to top of page copyright © 2014–2018 henry j hauser. The life of king alfred asser, bishop of sherborne translated by dr ja giles • introduction • the life of alfred the great from ad 849 to ad 887.
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