How did Alfred the Great Change England?
He reorganised his army and built a series of well-defended settlements across southern England. He also established a navy for use against the Danish raiders who continued to harass the coast. As an administrator Alfred advocated justice and order and established a code of laws and a reformed coinage.
Was Alfred the Great illegitimate?
King Alfred of Wessex and Mercia (Old English meaning “elf counsel”) is the illegitimate son of Judith and Athelstan. He was protected by the late King Ecbert, who claims that God has very special plans for him. He is also seen as having a great destiny by his stepfather, King Aethelwulf.