Prince Alfred of Great Britain (22 September 1780 – 20 August 1782) was the fourteenth child and ninth and youngest son of King George III and his queen consort, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. At that time, smallpox was a dreaded disease and many princes and princesses were becoming infected around Europe.
Prince Octavius of Great Britain (23 February 1779 – 3 May 1783) was the thirteenth child and eighth son of King George III and his queen consort, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Six months after the death of his brother Prince Alfred, Octavius was inoculated with the smallpox virus. Several days later, he became ill.
10/10/1999 · During the reign of Victoria, who gave birth to the first Prince Alfred since the Anglo-Saxon period (b.1844), King Alfred was accepted as founder of the nation and its essential institutions to such an extent that one commentator was moved to complain ‘it is surely a mistake to make Alfred, as some folks seem to do, into a kind of ninth-century incarnation of a combined School Board and ...
Le SS Great Britain est un paquebot à vapeur britannique de 3 300 tonnes, construit par le grand ingénieur Isambard Kingdom Brunel, le premier navire de haute mer doté d'une coque de fer et d'une propulsion à hélice. Il est conservé dans le port de Bristol, où il est l'une des attractions touristiques les plus prisées.
She is head of the British Royal Family, has 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, and is 95 years, 7 months, and 10 days old. She is the 32nd great-granddaughter of King Alfred the Great who was the first effective King of England 871-899.
It was late in the year 871 when the 23-year-old Alfred, newly-appointed king of the last free Saxon kingdom in Britain, sat down for peace talks with two sons of Ragnar Lothbrok and other leaders of the Great Heathen Army. For young Alfred, it would be impossible not to feel intimidated by the situation. Halfdan Rag
Alfred died in 899 and was succeeded by his son Edward. It would be his grandson Aethelstan who would be called the first King of England. Interesting Facts about Alfred the Great. Despite being very courageous and a great leader, Alfred was physically a sickly and frail man. He struggled with illness most of his life.