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Shaftesbury Abbey Talk – How King Alfred Was Ahead Of His Time

Historian and author Philip St Lawrence will bring King Alfred back to life tomorrow in talks at Shaftesbury Abbey on Saturday at 2.30 pm and 5.00pm.

Philip wants Shaftesbury residents to understand how our town’s founder played a vital role in shaping England by snatching freedom from the invading Vikings.

Philip St Lawrence

Philip’s talk will separate the fact from the fiction. Sadly, he says the engaging tale about King Alfred burning the cakes is ninth century ‘fake news’.

Listen to learn more about Alfred’s visionary leadership ahead of the talk.

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