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Burghal Hidage

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Alfred the Great (849—899) king of the West Saxons and of the Anglo-Saxons

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A fortified enclosure. Saxon burhs of the 9th century ad onwards in southern Britain were towns or boroughs defended by a substantial earthwork. Most were constructed by King Alfred and his successors as protection against the Danes.

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