Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: How the M.N. saved the English speaking world.

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    16,569
    Thanks (Given)
    4605
    Thanks (Received)
    7233
    Likes (Given)
    5117
    Likes (Received)
    11492

    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.

    K.
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

  2. Likes Terry Sullivan liked this post
  3. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    16,569
    Thanks (Given)
    4605
    Thanks (Received)
    7233
    Likes (Given)
    5117
    Likes (Received)
    11492

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Brenda Shackleton View Post
    ...and King Alfred's ship is on the MN cap badge
    regards
    Brenda


    Thanks Brenda, though this fact is new to me,
    I would be interested to know more.

    Keith.
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

  4. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    510
    Thanks (Given)
    570
    Thanks (Received)
    761
    Likes (Given)
    278
    Likes (Received)
    1599

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

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

  5. Likes happy daze john in oz liked this post
  6. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    16,569
    Thanks (Given)
    4605
    Thanks (Received)
    7233
    Likes (Given)
    5117
    Likes (Received)
    11492

    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.
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

  7. Thanks Rodney Mills thanked for this post
    Likes Terry Sullivan liked this post
  8. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,524
    Thanks (Given)
    1450
    Thanks (Received)
    1835
    Likes (Given)
    1800
    Likes (Received)
    3286

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

    Best wishes, good luck, what ever Keith.

    Rodney

  9. Thanks Keith at Tregenna thanked for this post
  10. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    16,569
    Thanks (Given)
    4605
    Thanks (Received)
    7233
    Likes (Given)
    5117
    Likes (Received)
    11492

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

    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 ?

    Keith.
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

  11. Likes Terry Sullivan liked this post
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •