THE CHRISTIAN LEGACY OF KING ALFRED THE GREAT Chris discusses the story of one of the most enigmatic figures in history, Alfred the Great, the first king of England. His struggle against the Viking invaders of ancient England, might be compared to what is happening to the Western world today. Much of Christian civilization had been lost to the heathen armies, yet God raised up Alfred to turn the tide, to put down the Viking hordes, and then change the world forever. The “Dooms of Alfred” (i.e. judgments) were based on the laws of God, and formed the foundation for the common laws of England, and eventually, Western Civilization.