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The bones of King Alfred the Great are believed to have been found in a box stored in a museum, and not buried in an unmarked grave as previously thought.

Researchers believe a pelvis bone, which has been in storage at Winchester City Museum, could belong to the king Alfred.

However, there is a chance that the bone could belong to his son, Edward the Elder, instead.
King Alfred the Great's bones discovered inside a MUSEUM: Remains inside box are thought to belong to Anglo-Saxon ruler | Mail Online

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The first remains of King Alfred the Great may have been found at last after tests on a pelvic bone unearthed in Winchester revealed it belonged to either the Anglo-Saxon King or his son Edward.
But after a high-profile excavation of an unmarked grave where the Anglo-Saxon King was believed to be buried, the location of the bone was much more mundane - a storage box in the bowels of a local museum.
Archaeologists from the University of Winchester had initially analysed six skeletons excavated from a grave at St Bartholomew's Church, the historic site of Hyde Abbey, last March.
King Alfred the Great bones believed to be in box found in museum - Telegraph
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'The search for King Alfred the Great' airs on BBC Two on Tuesday 21st January at 9pm.

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Video: The search for King Alfred the Great - Telegraph
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Alfred the Great or Edward the Elder? Pelvic bone ‘most likely’ belongs to Anglo-Saxon King

Alfred the Great or Edward the Elder? Pelvic bone ‘most likely’ belongs to Anglo-Saxon King

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The Search for Alfred the Great Press Conference, 17 January 2014

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An outstanding programme. No hype just sound investigation of Alfreds resting places. Also a good descriptionof thecontributionhe made to create England.

If you have the opportunity to see it, then I can strongly recommend it.
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An outstanding programme. No hype just sound investigation of Alfreds resting places. Also a good descriptionof thecontributionhe made to create England.

If you have the opportunity to see it, then I can strongly recommend it.
Thanks Cepe,yes I saw it & highly enjoyed it,the programme was also very well researched.It seems that there are plans to excavate further on the site where Hyde Abbey once stood,perhaps they might find some more royal bones!
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Was King Harold really killed by an arrow in the eye?

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In pictures: Battle of Hastings re-enacted at Battle Abbey


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Possible search for King Harold's remains?

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Cnut's invasion of England: setting the scene for the Norman conquest

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Alfred the Great Jewel shown in 'home county' of Somerset

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In case you missed it... Alfred the Great: do we overplay his 'greatness'?

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Eadgifu, Anglo-Saxon Queen

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A Viking hoard discovered by an amateur metal detectorist could prompt the re-writing of English history, after experts claimed it shows how Alfred the Great “airbrushed” a rival king from history.

Ceolwulf II of Mercia is barely mentioned in contemporary records and largely forgotten by history, only briefly described in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as an “unwise King’s thane”.

But as of today, his reputation might be rescued after a haul of coins dug up after more than 1,000 years suggested he in fact had a powerful alliance with Alfred, ruling their kingdoms as equals.

The hoard, made up of 186 coins, seven items of jewellery and 15 ingots, was found by amateur metal detectorist James Mather on his 60th birthday, after he uncovered it in a muddy field.
Read more: Viking hoard discovery reveals little-known king 'airbrushed from history' - Telegraph
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DNA hunters has opened Viking grave in Normandie - Norway Today
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Aethelflaed was the daughter of Alfred the Great. She married the Ealdorman Aethelred of Mercian and when he died, she ruled Mercia in her own right.
Aethelflaed, Lady of Mercia | Saints, Sisters, and Sluts
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Call for statue to tell nation of role played by Tamworth's Queen Aethelfleda | Tamworth Herald
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What an interesting and accomplished woman, and a fascinating account of this period in our Anglo-Saxon history.
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