Statue of Alfred the Great, Winchester

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  • This is the statute you'll see on all the guidebooks, and history books about Winchester, or King Alfred the Great, the man without whom England would not exist. It is impressive, and it shows him as ...  more »
  • As we were walking past it was good to go over and have a look at the statue and take a photo and read the plaque.  more »
  • Although on an island in the middle of the road, so difficult to get too close, this imposing statue of King Alfred, in the once capital of England, is close to the River Itchen and stands at one end,...  more »
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  • Very attractive and central statue. Worth reading some of his back story; a successful and benevolent king. Having defeneded the kingdom against the Vikings, Alfred had a reputation as a learned and merciful man of a gracious and level-headed nature who encouraged primary education be conducted in English rather than Latin to make it more accessible to the masses. He improved the kingdom's legal system, military structure, and his people's quality of life. In 2002 Alfred was ranked number 14 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons.
  • Pretty landmark, compulsory if you wait for national express coach.
  • Most people are not aware that Winchester was the the capital of England when it was the area of wessex in the days of king Alfred the great
  • Bronze statue of King Alfred the Great commemorating the time when he was our King & Winchester was the Capital of Olde England.
  • Son of Athelstan the heathen monk who was a great friend of Ragnar Lothbrook, and died at the hand of Floki (Spoiler alert) but Alfred himself didn't listen to Mary berry and burnt the cakes, subsequently leading to his defeat at great British bake off 9th century AD
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