The statue of a suitably heroic alfred was designed by hamo thornycroft r a and erected. The cloak thrown back over the right shoulder shelters the king and encourages the viewer to walk around the statue to view it face on.
It has been romantasised typical victorians.
King alfred the great statue winchester. Statue of alfred the great in winchester alfred the great c. Sunday 3rd may should have been our major event for 2020 the original king alfred buses running day but the current coronavirus emergency meant we very reluctantly had to cancel it in common with most similar events throughout the uk. He was the youngest son of king æthelwulf of wessex his father died when he was young and three of alfred s brothers æthelbald æthelberht and æthelred reigned in turn before him.
849 26 october 899 was king of wessex from 871 to 899. 886 and king of the anglo saxons from c. King alfred statue it s a great statue situated in the bottom end of winchester by the council house which is a stunning building in itself it s good to see historic monuments like this however it is in the middle of a busy road by the bus station so expect cars and buses to be in your view.
One of the most easily recognisable landmarks in winchester is the striking statue of king alfred the great which stands at the eastern end of the broadway close to the site of the city s medieval east gate. Alfred the great s reign is steeped in mystery as few accurate records exist due to the norman s systematic destruction of anglo saxon history but one fact is certain. It is a very imposing statue however it should be pointed out that this is victorian in origin and as such is highly inacurate as to what king alfred actually may have looked like.
The granite pedestal bears just one word aelfred. The alfred the great statue was commissioned to mark the millennium of alfred s death but the delivery and assembly was a bungled and botched affair which winchester would sooner forget about. See 378 reviews articles and 82 photos of statue of alfred the great ranked no 13 on tripadvisor among 61 attractions in winchester.
Friends of king alfred buses latest update need for a new home. This statue dominates the end of winchester high street and stands near the guild hall. Between 847 and 849 26 october 899 was king of wessex from 871 to c.
Alfred the great old english. He was the first monarch from the british isles to style himself as king of the anglo saxons and so he is sometimes considered the first english king. King alfred statue it s a great statue situated in the bottom end of winchester by the council house which is a stunning building in itself it s good to see historic monuments like this however it is in the middle of a busy road by the bus station so expect cars and buses to be in your view.
Born at wantage in berkshire aelfred was the fifth child of ethelwulf king of wessex and queen osburgh. Statue of alfred the great winchester. The date of alfred s death.
ælfrēd ælfrǣd elf counsel or wise elf.