Will Alfred the Great's grave be found?
After exhuming King Richard III's skeleton from a car park in Leicester, scientists are now turning their attention to an even earlier king - Alfred the Great. A team of archaeologists and researchers are applying for permission to dig up the unmarked grave where the bones of the Anglo-Saxon king, who ruled from 871 until 899, are thought to lie. The Rev Canon Cliff Bannister, the Rector of St Bartholomew's, where the bones are thought to be buried, as well as the archaeologists and the researchers, feel they have evidence that the bones could be those of Alfred, who is the only English monarch to be accorded the epithet "the Great".
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