The Search for Alfred the Great

Museum of The Gorge

Join Dr Katie Tucker, Visiting Fellow in Osteoarchaeology at the University of Winchester, for a talk about the archaeological, osteoarchaeological and historical detective work involved in the search for the remains of King Alfred the Great.

King Alfred the Great of Wessex is still a potent symbol of pre-conquest English Kingship. Between 2012 and 2014 a joint project between the University of Winchester and Hyde 900, a community project in Winchester established to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the founding of Hyde Abbey searched for evidence of the man himself. The project was the subject of a BBC2 television documentary and a book, co-authored by our speaker, was published in 2014.

The talk will include many details which were not included in either the book or the documentary, and as such provides an opportunity to discover more about one of the most important Kings of pre-conquest England.  

6pm - Doors 
6.30pm - Talk
7.45pm - Q&A

This free talk will be in the Museum of The Gorge, Ironbridge.

There is no charge, but a suggested donation of £2. This will help to fund the Ironbridge Archaeology Lecture Series.

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