Skip to comments.Unmarked Grave Dug up in Hunt for England's King Alfred the Great
Posted on 03/30/2013 5:24:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Archaeologists dug up an unmarked grave in a quiet English churchyard in search of remains of King Alfred the Great, a ninth century monarch credited with fending off the Vikings.
The exhumation was apparently triggered by fears that interest over the recent discovery of the skeleton of Richard III could lead grave robbers to dig the area for his bones.
Alfred the Great is known to generations of schoolchildren through a popular legend that tells of his scolding by a peasant woman for letting her cakes burn while he watched over them.
He was at the time preoccupied with the problem of how to repel the Danes, who had captured swaths of Anglo-Saxon England.
What is thought to be his grave in the churchyard of St. Bartholomew's Church, in the Hyde area of the ancient city of Winchester, was excavated Monday and Tuesday, the Winchester diocese said in an online release.
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My 32nd and 33rd great grandfather on my mother’s side, and 31st great grandfather on my father’s side. Also he is Mrs. Submareener’s 30th and 34th great grandfather on her father’s side.
Alfred The Great is buried in Bernard Cornwall’s backyard in Cape Cod, or should be.
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Thanks nickcarraway and Kenny Bunk.
He thought HE had problems with Vikings. He never met a Muslim.
34 Great Grandfather to me. I did not look any farther. Then everyone is related to Charlemagne.
How’d you find that out? That genetic testing outfit or family history? I’d like to know my ancestors, but only know my great grandparents.