Alfred the Great constructing the First English Fleet

During his reign, King Alfred (871-99) constructed a fleet of ships to resist Viking attacks, and in doing so became known as the 'Father of the English Navy'. The reign of Alfred was known for more than military success. He was a codifier of law, a promoter of education and a supporter of the arts. The King was also a scholar and translated Latin books into the Anglo-Saxon tongue. Alfred is the only English monarch in history to carry the title 'the Great'.

Mounted on page with PAI3534, PAI3536, and in album with PAI3425-PAI3534, PAI3536-PAI3776.

Object Details

ID: PAI3535
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Cook, G.; Warren, H.
People: King Alfred of the West Saxons; Warren, H.
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 64 x 97 mm
Parts: Naval Scrap Book belonging to Edward Alfred Dingley containing prints on various subjects and many little sketches of various kinds of ships drawn by Aston H Long (Album)

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