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Alfred the Great 26 Oct

O Sovereign Lord, you brought your servant Alfred to a troubled throne that he might establish peace in a ravaged land and revive learning and the arts among the people: Awake in us also a keen desire to increase our understanding while we are in this world, and an eager longing to reach that endless life where all will be made clear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Alfred, 848-900, King of England,  led army that defeated Danes, in peace organized government, built up Navy, translated works, encouraged arts, supported the Church, education, a builder

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