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Workshops - King Alfred and the Saxons
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MATRIX THEATRE
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KING ALFRED AND THE SAXONS WORKSHOP (1 hr.)
This workshop is available signed

This workshop shows us the struggles King Alfred went through to unite the warring Saxon tribes. By working together he secured a peaceful Kingdom living beside their enemy, the Vikings.

We learn how people lived, worked and how their religion changed from worshipping Pagan gods such as, Woden, Thor and Loki to the introduction and conversion to Christianity. How Athelstan King Alfred's grandson, became the first King of England and managed to rule all the country. Canute was a very strong ruler and reformed the way the country was run, by changing laws and the government.

As we move on to Edward the Confessor and his rule, we find out what brought about the famous battle of 1066.