15 thoughts on “To be able to research and present information about rulers of the Saxon Kingdoms

  1. Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.

  2. During the short reigns of the older two of his three elder brothers, Æthelbald of Wessex and Æthelberht of Wessex, Alfred is not mentioned. An army of Danes which the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle described as the Great Heathen Army had landed in East Anglia with the intent of conquering the four kingdoms that constituted Anglo-Saxon England in 865.[9] It was with the backdrop of a rampaging Viking army that Alfred’s public life began, with the accession of his third brother, Æthelred of Wessex, in 865.

  3. Alfred the great

    King Alfred the great is the only King to be called ‘the great because he was special. He was special because he was the only Saxon King to survive the ruthless and sly Viking attempt to conquer all seven Saxon kingdoms ! At first , before the spiteful Viking attempt he was just King Alfred of Wessex. When the callous Viking attempt of conquest was over , he taught townsfolk reading and writing

    Aryan and leila😊

  4. King Alfred the great amazingly defended the visious viking’s .He introduced education to people who couldn’t speak or talk. He was born on 871 and died at 899

    By Zeinab K and Marcel

  5. First his name was King Alfred then when he defended England against the Vikings and committed education he was Nicknamed King Alfred the great. Alfred reigned
    from AD871 to AD899.Also he is remembered as the most greatest King ever!
    Every single kingdom had a King like East Angila had a King.

    From Alisha and Matthew

  6. Alfred the great shared reading and writing to everyone(knowledge).📝📔
    His name was king Alfred and they nicknamed him Alfred the great.
    He defended his army💂🏻💂🏻‍♀️From the horrible Guthrum(king Viking.

  7. Each group of Anglo-Saxon settlers had a leader or war-chief. A strong leader became ‘cyning’ – Anglo-Saxon for ‘king’. Each king ruled a kingdom and led a small army. There were many quarrels and wars between kings, to see who was the strongest.
    By around AD600 there were five important Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. They were Northumbria, Mercia, Wessex, Kent and East Anglia. From time to time, the strongest king would claim to be ‘bretwalda’ – which meant ruler of all Britain.
    Each kingdom had a king 👑.King Alfred was nicknamed king Alfred the great because he did a lot of good thing for his kingdom.
    In 1939, an amazing discovery was made at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. When they dug into a large earth mound, archaeologists found traces of an Anglo-Saxon ship and many precious objects. This was the grave of a king, probably King Redwald of East Anglia. He died around AD625.The treasure buried with the king included coins (with dates on), the remains of clothes and armour, a shield, drinking cups, shoes, a lyre, a gold belt buckle, a sword and a helmet. It’s clear this was the burial place of a great leader.

  8. Alfred the great

    Each kingdom had a leader/a war chief.By around AD600 there were 7 kingdoms at the time of Anglo-Saxons.Alfred the great defended his kingdom from the Vikings and also gave education to everyone.Alfred was born on 849AD and died in 899AD.His farther was king of Wessex but Alfred was king of all the kingdoms
    In England.

  9. Alfred was born in AD849 and died in AD899.His father was king of Wessex but Alfred became king of Wessex from 871 to 899.He fought the Vikings, and then made peace so that English and Vikings settled down to live together.

    By Marihah sheza and abdulah

  10. King Alferd the great.
    King Alfred the great’s ships were bigger than the Viking ships with 60 oats.
    When a Viking chief Guthrum was baptized a Christian.Alfred was his god father.
    Fun fact
    Frona Alferd’s burth(a fortified town)comes our word ‘borough.’
    By Haleema and Menahel

  11. Alfred was born at Wantage in Oxfordshire in 849.He was King of Wassex.Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.He is one of only two English monarchs to be given the epithet “the Great.”In 871 AD, Alfred defeated the Danes at the Battle of Ashdown in Berkshire. The following year, he succeeded his brother as king. Despite his success at Ashdown, the Danes continued to devastate Wessex and Alfred was forced to withdraw to the Somerset marshes, where he continued guerrilla warfare against his enemies. In 878 AD, he again defeated the Danes in the Battle of Edington. They made peace and Guthrum, their king, was baptised with Alfred as his sponsor. In 886 AD, Alfred negotiated a treaty with the Danes. England was divided, with the north and the east (between the Rivers Thames and Tees) declared to be Danish territory – later known as the ‘Danelaw’. Alfred therefore gained control of areas of West Mercia and Kent which had been beyond the boundaries of Wessex.
    Alfred built up the defences of his kingdom to ensure that it was not threatened by the Danes again. He reorganised his army and built a series of well-defended settlements across southern England. He also established a navy for use against the Danish raiders who continued to harass the coast.

  12. Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.He is one of only two English monarchs to be given the epithet “the Great”, the other being the Scandinavian Cnut the Great. He was also the first King of the

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