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What was Alfred the Great's greatest achievement?
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Accordingly, what were Alfred the Great's greatest achievements?
Alfred. The Anglo-Saxon Alfred (849-899),sometimes called Alfred the Great, was king of Wessexfrom 871 to 899. He successfully halted the advance of Danisharmies seeking to conquer the English, and he stimulated a revivalof learning among his war-ravaged people.
Secondly, why is King Alfred the Great so important? Famous for successfully defending his kingdomagainst Viking invaders, King Alfred the Great ruled Wessexfrom 871 to 899. Alfred was ruler of the West Saxons and thefirst regent to declare himself to be king of theAnglo-Saxons.
Correspondingly, what did Alfred the Great suffer from?
Alfred was troubled by health problems throughouthis life. It is thought that he may have suffered fromCrohn's disease. Statues of Alfred in Winchester and Wantageportray him as a great warrior.
Who becomes king after Alfred the Great?
Alfred had succeeded Æthelred asking of Wessex in 871, and almost faced defeat against theDanish Vikings until his decisive victory at the Battle of Edingtonin 878. After the battle, the Vikings still ruledNorthumbria, East Anglia and eastern Mercia, leaving only Wessexand western Mercia under Anglo-Saxon control.