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Alfred the Great
(849 - 899)

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849 Born (year approx.) - youngest son of King ∆thelwulf
853 Travels to Rome, confirmed by Pope Leo IV
855 Visits Rome again, with his father
868 Marries Ealhswith
870 "Year of Battles" begins with skirmish at Englefield, Berks ib 31 December
871 Battles at Reading, Ashdown, Basing, Martonm Wilton; ∆lthelred dies and Alfred succeeds
878 Retreat at Athelney, victory at at Edington in Wiltshire - the Danes submit; Peace of Wedmore
885 East Anglian Danes revolt
886 Alfred and Guthrum's peace
895 (date approx) Alfred establishes a court school
900 Alfred dies on 26 October (year approx.)
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