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    Default Re: How the M.N. saved the English speaking world.

    Famous for successfully defending his kingdom against Viking invaders, King Alfred the Great ruled Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred was ruler of the West Saxons and the first regent to declare himself to be king of the Anglo-Saxons.

    He was the only English king to be called ‘Great’

    He saved English society after being almost destroyed, ruled with a just and honest determination, conceived and implemented the idea of a single united Angle-Land, constructed a new salient code of law and established the first English Navy. These factors, combined with his blessing by the Pope at an early age, may go some way to explaining why Alfred was indeed Great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenda Shackleton View Post
    ...and King Alfred's ship is on the MN cap badge
    regards
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    Thanks Brenda, though this fact is new to me,
    I would be interested to know more.

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    That's all I know, Keith.
    King Alfred; ships; cap badge; Merchant Navy.
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    Your last post was dated 03.05 AM. Really? Are you on Watch?? I'm joking .

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    Default Re: How the M.N. saved the English speaking world.

    Hope to have an eye op soon. Only online at odd times, when I can see best. .

    Will look into the badge when pos.

    Ta. Keith.
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    Best wishes, good luck, what ever Keith.

    Rodney

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    Cheers Rodney.

    Just a thought re: MN badge, with a relative newness history wise to the insignia,
    some descriptions mention a naval crown, could the design stem from something
    like a HMS King Alfred.

    Will look into all and more ASAP.

    Food for thought ?

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    Default Re: How the M.N. saved the English speaking world.

    And here's the man himself
    Alfred.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenda Shackleton View Post
    ...and King Alfred's ship is on the MN cap badge
    regards
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    The naval crown concept may have longer historical links: The Naval Crown (Latin: corona navalis) was a gold crown surmounted with small replicas of the prows of ships. It was a Roman military award, given to the first man who boarded an enemy ship during a naval engagement.

    In heraldry a naval crown is mounted atop the shields of coats of arms of the naval vessels and other units belonging to some navies. It is made up of a circlet with the sails and sterns of ships alternating on top.

    The link below may give more insight ?

    THE_ROYAL_NAVAL_CROWN

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    Default Re: How the M.N. saved the English speaking world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm Lawrence View Post
    And here's the man himself
    Alfred.jpg
    In the main street in Basingstoke if I recall correctly.
    But think actually it is Winchester.
    Last edited by happy daze john in oz; 23rd May 2019 at 07:56 AM.
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