The Last Days of Alfred and the Building of New Minster

30 Mar 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: West Side Lecture Theatre, School of Art, Park Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8DL

Professor Barbara Yorke

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30 March 2017 – Thursday

The Last Days of Alfred and the Building of New Minster
Speaker: Professor Barbara Yorke (University of Winchester)


The creation of the institution that became New Minster and subsequently Hyde Abbey stems from the final year or so of King Alfred’s reign and the intentions that he might have transmitted to his son King Edward the Elder. There is certainly a strong view that Alfred and his son wanted to create a dynastic church for their royal family. But was this a home-grown vision or did it owe a debt to the precedent set by Charlemagne and the kings in Paris?



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