Prince of Wales unveils statue

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the Prince of Wales unveiling the statue of King Alfred the Great in Wantage, 1877. It was near Wantage that Alfred fought the battle of Ashdown, AD871. The statue was carved by Count Gleichen (Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, 1833-1891), relative of Queen Victoria, naval officer and sculptor.