Alfred the Great (849-899)
Sir W. Hamo Thornycroft, R. A. (1850-1925)
Bronze, on rough-hewn grey Cornish granite
In September 1901, Winchester, the ancient capital of Wessex, was the focus of celebrations marking the Millenary of King Alfred's death. The high point of the festivities was the unveiling of this huge monument, prominently located in front of the site of the city's old East Gate. [Continued below].
Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee
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