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Alfred the Great
Alfred was born in 849AD, one of five sons to Aethelwulf of Wessex. When his brother, Ethelred died in 871, Alfred was crown King of Wessex. Alfred wasted no time in reorganising the Fyrd and rebuilding a number of old forts to aid in the defence against the constant incursions by the Danes. Rather than sit and wait for the Norsemen to attack, he built a navy and raided them. The resilience of the defenders of Wessex had the desired effects and eventually the Danes ceased their attempts to conquer the Southern English kingdoms.
While he is best remembered for his solid defence of Wessex and southern England from the Danes, but he was also an accomplished scholar, diplomat and administrator.
Alfred the Great and his bannerman miniatures shown here are painted by Charles Baynon. Miniatures supplied unpainted and may need some assembly. Bases not supplied.
These two fine strapping hunks of Celtic manhood represent Irish Heroes or "Curadh". They are dressed in the finest armour and carry fearsome Dane Axes. They are suitable for use with later Irish armies around the time of the Viking invasions.
Irish Heroes with Dane Axes miniatures shown here are painted by Charles Baynon. Miniatures supplied unpainted and may need some assembly. Bases not supplied.