Secrets of ‘king’ bones revealed

Daily Echo: Alfred the Great statut in Winchester Alfred the Great statut in Winchester

MORE about the search for King Alfred the Great is due to be revealed today.

Archaeologists and researchers are due to hold a press conference at noon to outline previously secret details about the project to probe the final resting place of the king, pictured.

Last year historians exhumed bones from a grave at St Bartholomew’s church in Hyde, Winchester.

Alfred, who defeated the Vikings and founded the Royal Navy, was buried in Hyde Abbey but his bones are thought to have been reburied at St Bartholomew’s.

The project was filmed by the BBC and The Search for Alfred the Great, presented by Neil Oliver, will be broadcast on BBC2 on Tuesday, January 21 at 9pm.

The press conference will be hosted by the University of Winchester and the Hyde900 community group.

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5:48am Fri 17 Jan 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

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7:47am Fri 17 Jan 14

bullet93 says...

necrophiliacs dream aint it
necrophiliacs dream aint it bullet93

8:57am Fri 17 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

After moving to Norway I have studied the world of the Vikings.... he really was Alfred the Great. The only person the Vikings could not beat.
After moving to Norway I have studied the world of the Vikings.... he really was Alfred the Great. The only person the Vikings could not beat. Norwegian Saint

12:35pm Fri 17 Jan 14

southy says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
After moving to Norway I have studied the world of the Vikings.... he really was Alfred the Great. The only person the Vikings could not beat.
They was known as the Danes in King Alfred times, the era of the Vikings came a little bit later
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: After moving to Norway I have studied the world of the Vikings.... he really was Alfred the Great. The only person the Vikings could not beat.[/p][/quote]They was known as the Danes in King Alfred times, the era of the Vikings came a little bit later southy

9:22pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

The Vikings age came about in June 793 with a raid on Lindisfarne, Ælfred was born in 849 Leading the people of Wessex against the Vikings from 871 until his death in 899.
The Vikings age came about in June 793 with a raid on Lindisfarne, Ælfred was born in 849 Leading the people of Wessex against the Vikings from 871 until his death in 899. Norwegian Saint

11:52am Sat 18 Jan 14

southy says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
The Vikings age came about in June 793 with a raid on Lindisfarne, Ælfred was born in 849 Leading the people of Wessex against the Vikings from 871 until his death in 899.
History records them as Danes not Vikings, using the word Viking being so early is a mix up, Vikings were raiders, Danes were settlers, the attack on Lindisfarne in 793 was one of conquest as they also landed in the North east before and after, not raids but conquest they came in search of new lands and Britain was a prime target after the Romans left.
The landing of conquest lasted a few 100 years by the Danes, Saxons, Jutes, Anglos, they were still landing even at the time of the Danes and Saxons war in Alfred time
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: The Vikings age came about in June 793 with a raid on Lindisfarne, Ælfred was born in 849 Leading the people of Wessex against the Vikings from 871 until his death in 899.[/p][/quote]History records them as Danes not Vikings, using the word Viking being so early is a mix up, Vikings were raiders, Danes were settlers, the attack on Lindisfarne in 793 was one of conquest as they also landed in the North east before and after, not raids but conquest they came in search of new lands and Britain was a prime target after the Romans left. The landing of conquest lasted a few 100 years by the Danes, Saxons, Jutes, Anglos, they were still landing even at the time of the Danes and Saxons war in Alfred time southy

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