Saint Alfred the Great:
Youngest of five sons of King Ethelwulf of Wessex. Ideal Christian King of Wessex who came to the throne during a Danish invasion. Defeated the Danes and preserved the growth of the Church in England. Patron of learning, he established a court school, invited British and foreign scholars to work there. Personally translated several religious works into Anglo-Saxon. His laws made no distinction between British and Welsh subjects, a first.
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