Don’t miss this year’s King Alfred Weekend organised by Hyde900. The event takes place between Thursday 24th and Sunday 27th October. The Hyde900 King Alfred Weekend is held annually as close as possible to the anniversary of the King Alfred’s death on 26th October 899, which this year falls on a Saturday.
Thursday 24 October, The King Alfred Lecture
7.30 pm St Bartholomew’s Church
Doors open 6 pm
Advance booking recommended
The opening King Alfred lecture will be given by Dr Katherine Weikert, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Winchester. Dr Weikert’s lecture The Descendants of the House of Wessex at War will look at a perhaps rather less well known aspect of the Alfredian story, that of the significant role played by two of his granddaughters – an empress and a queen – as powerful political leaders at a time of crisis in mid-12th Century England.