How did Alfred the Great defeat the Vikings?
Likewise, people ask, is Alfred in Vikings Alfred the Great?
Even so, in his lifetime, Alfred was respected as a noble king who won the trust of his people for his reforms in education and law, and most notably, his leadership against the Viking threat. Alfred is featured in the TV series Vikings where he is played by Irish actor Ferdia Walsh-Peelo.
Consequently, why was Alfred the Great so great?
Alfred made good laws and believed education was important. He had books translated from Latin into English, so people could read them. He also told monks to begin writing the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. To help protect his kingdom from Viking attacks, Alfred built forts and walled towns known as 'burhs'.
A: Alfred died on 26 October 899. The exact circumstances and the place of his death are not known. He was laid to rest at first in the cathedral in Winchester, the Old Minster, but his elder son and successor at once commissioned work on a bigger, grander church – the New Minster immediately to the cathedral's north.