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King Alfred's Emissary to India
« on: May 02, 2019, 07:51:30 AM »
In 833 AD according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, King Alfred sent two emissaries to southern India. They were bearing alms for the shrines of St Thomas and St Bartholomew in keeping with a vow he made after defeating a Viking raiding party.
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