Alfred the Great


noun

a.d. 849–899, king of the West Saxons 871–899.

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British Dictionary definitions for alfred the great

Alfred the Great
/ (ˈælfrɪd) /

noun

849–99, king of Wessex (871–99) and overlord of England, who defeated the Danes and encouraged learning and writing in English
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