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Who was Alfred?













                                                                      • He was born in Wantage, Berkshire in 849, and died

                                                                          in 899.


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                                                                      • He was the 5 son of Aethelwulf, king of the West
                                                                          Saxons, and often sickly as a child.


                                                                      • Alfred’s father sends him & one of his brothers on a

                                                                          pilgrimage to Rome in 854.


                                                                      • Young Alfred’s visit to Europe and his exposure to the

                                                                          culture of the Carolingians has a profound influence

                                                                          on him.
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