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  • n  king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899)
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  • Bones thought to be King Alfred the Great to be tested
    WINCHESTER, England, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The Church of England has given permission for testing on bones believed to be those of King Alfred the Great and his family.
    Aug. 10, 2013 - UPI
  • After Richard III, has England's King Alfred now been found?
    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Only months after archaeologists discovered the missing body of Richard III, researchers are about to test human remains to see if they are those of another king, Alfred the Great, a ninth-century monarch. Officials have given the go-ahead to analyse bones found in an unmarked grave at a church in Winchester, southwest England, the capital of Alfred's kingdom ...
    Aug. 9, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • After Richard III, will England's King Alfred be ID'd?
    Only months after archaeologists discovered the missing body of Richard III, researchers are about to test human remains to see if they are those of another king, Alfred the Great, a ninth-century monarch. Officials have given the go-ahead to analyze bones found in an unmarked grave at a church in Winchester, southwest England, the capital of Alfred's kingdom, to determine if they are those of ...
    Aug. 9, 2013 - NBC NEWS

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