Alfred the Great
Person Born 848 Died 26/10/899
King of the West Saxons and of the Anglo-Saxons. Born Wantage. Introduced a level of education not previously known in Anglo-Saxon England for his sons, those of other nobles and even clever boys of lower birth (no girls, of course). Fought the Vikings and the Danes and burnt the cakes. In the 880s he reoccupied London and restored it to a secure and habitable town again. Buried Winchester.