|If you were a Saxon living in England in
871 and you were getting a bit fed up of being raided by Vikings you might have expected
the Government to do something about it. You would have been disappointed ... there wasn't
any proper Government. England was split into small Kingdoms, each with their own King.
One of these Kingdoms was called Wessex and in 871 their King
are some pictures of Alfred. You might think about why they are all different.