Alfred the Great Deserves His Title

A king with an almighty legacy

A painting of Alfred the Great by an unknown artist, c. 1850 (Wikimedia Commons)

AAlfred the Great is one of those famous names we’ve all heard of, yet most people would be unable to explain why he was so brilliant.Back in the ninth century, this medieval king accomplished some truly remarkable feats, and many now regard him to be one of the greatest monarchs in British history.

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