London's oldest statue, c. 1372 // King Alfred the Great in Trinity Church Square, Southwark. The statue was moved to the Square from Westminster Hall in King Alfred united England, founded St Paul’s, rebuilt London’s walls and drove off the Vikings.
Alfred the Great and Eadred are the only Anglo-Saxon kings whose wills have survived to the present day, both of which are found in the same manuscript, British Library Additional MS known as the Liber de Hyda.
Bones that could belong to King Alfred the Great have been exhumed from a churchyard over fears that they might be stolen or vandalised. Alfred was born in 849 and died on October He had been King of Wessex from 871 until his death.
Alfred the Great (Old English: 849 – was King of Wessex from 871 to Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by his death had become the dominant ruler in England.
King Alfred's England Alfred is popularly credited as being the founder of the Royal Navy; he did build a fleet of improved ships manned by Frisians and on several occasions successfully challenged the Danes at sea.