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King Alfred: Man and Myth - the facts at Shaftesbury Town Hall Tuesday 03 October 7.30p.m. - Gold Hill Museum
One of two English kings named “The Great”; saviour of Anglo-Saxon Wessex from the Danes; creator of a chain of fortified “burhs” including Shaftesbury; founder of Shaftesbury Abbey; law-maker, scholar and father of the English navy. Alfred’s list of achievements is long and impressive, but how much of his reputation is based on contemporary spin …