King Alfred ('The Great')(849-899), King of the West Saxons
Sitter associated with 13 portraits
Aelfred known as 'Alfred the Great', reigned from 871-99. He encouraged learning and religion, strengthened the army and founded a navy.
Become a Member
Enjoy access to special events, discounts on the Gallery online shop, supporters’ updates and much more
Bringing people together by sharing the portraits and stories of the men and women who have shaped our nation.
Sign up to receive information on exhibitions, collections and activities of the National Portrait Gallery, including special offers, shop products, and exclusive competitions.