We had a date under a clock for last week's Sunday Snap. I asked which London railway station it was in and the answer is
We're looking back in time for this week's Sunday Snap. The statue above is of the King of Wessex who ruled his southern kingdom from 871 to 899. During his reign he sought to protect his lands from the Viking invaders coming across from Denmark. As the fifth son of the ruling King of Wessex he never expected to take to the throne. Rather than preparing for such duties he spent much of his younger life learning and starting on his life-long passion of promoting the English language by translating Latin texts into English. His other achievements throughout his life included converting the Viking King Guthrum to Christianity and reforming Saxon law. His diplomacy enabled him to form closer links the neighbouring kingdoms of Wales and Mercia. He is often seen as the founder of the British nation. Despite having died over a thousand years he is regularly listed as one this is country's greatest Britons.
The statue seen above was designed by Ham Thornycroft and erected in 1901. It stands in the Hampshire city of Winchester which was once the capital of his kingdom. It was here in 899 that he died. This week's question is
Which king is this?
We were joined last week by Susan who was welcoming a new addition to the family. Kara and family have met the Fat Controller and have been playing on the ropes. It was the start of the summer holidays for Jack and Noah and they have been designing their own pyjamas. It was on the bikes for Jo's sons. Finally, Kelly has been taking in the Welsh landscape.
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