Alfred, king of the West Saxons (AD 871-899) drove the Danish invaders from Wessex. He created fortified centres, of which Winchester, the largest, was his capital. During his reign, the streets in use today were first established. Alfred was the most esteemed of English kings. He encouraged the revival of learning and monastic life, and laid the foundation for a single kingdom of England. this statue by Hamo Thorneycroft was erected in 1901.

Elliott Brown on Flickr
Elliott Brown on Flickr

near the statue of Alfred the Great, The Broadway, Winchester
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by Winchester City Council

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Elliott Brown on Flickr
Elliott Brown on Flickr
Oxyman on Geograph
Jez Nicholson on Flickr