Alfred the Great

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Alfred the Great

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

Al′fred the Great′

(ˈæl frɪd, -frɛd)
n.
A.D. 849–899, king of the West Saxons 871–899.
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Noun1.Alfred the Great - king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899)
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9) & py ilcan geare sende Aelfred cyning sciphere on Eastengle.
Swa swa waes AElfred cining De oft gefeaht wid Denan, op paet he sige gewann and bewerode his leode.
ON THIN ICE Anthony Kavanagh, who plays Aladdin at Sunderland Empire, gets some help ice skating at the outdoor ice rink from Aelfred Clarke and Leonie Manning from Valley Road Primary School, Hendon.
Of equal antiquity is The Oxford English Dictionary's earliest reference to saw in the sense of 'sententious saying;" an early reference in the Oxford English Dictionary is from a manuscript of proverbs attributed to king AElfred dated 1275.