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St. Alfred the Great, King of England

IX Century
Not only a political leader who saved his Orthodox country from pagan Scandinavian rule, Alfred was a scholar who translated the writings of St. Boethius and St. Gregory Dialogos into English and attempted to rule as a Christian prince. He also promoted unity between Anglo-Saxons and Celts, and encouraged Christian missions in the Danelaw. His capital city was Winchester.

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