This week, in Big Q, we were learning about Alfred the Great. Did Alfred really burn those cakes? Not many people think he did because no evidence was found that he did. The legend goes that Alfred burnt some cakes whilst hiding from the Vikings. A woman asked him to look after her cakes and buns, but he was so deep in thought plotting against the Vikings that he forgot to look after the cakes. Did he really burn those cakes? We also learnt that he had four brothers: Aethelbald Aethelred Aethelbert and Aethelstan. Alfred was never meant to be king but all of his brothers were defeated and killed by the Vikings so he became the only English king in history to be called The Great.