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Remains of King Alfred the Great believed to be found

Archaeologists say they may have found the pelvis bone of King Alfred the Great, who ruled England from 871 to 899 AD.

The team who exhumed the unmarked grave at a church in Winchester say they believe the bone is either that of Alfred or his son Edward the Elder.

Read more from ITV News.

Photo: The King Alfred statue in Winchester (Chris Ison / PA Wire)

Justin Rose breaks 43-year England drought, wins US Open

AP: Justin Rose became the first Englishman to win the US Open in 43 years on Sunday by shooting a closing 70 at Merion Golf Club for a 1-over 281 total and his first major championship.

Photo: Justin Rose, of England, reacts after a putt on the 18th hole during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (AP).

Scientists confirm body of King Richard III found
BBC News: A skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park has been confirmed as that of English King Richard III.
Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the monarch’s family.


Photo: Men dressed as medieval knights pose for pictures in Leicester, at a site where a skeleton that researchers say is King Richard III was found. (Gavin Fogg / AFP - Getty Images)

Scientists confirm body of King Richard III found

BBC News: A skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park has been confirmed as that of English King Richard III.

Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the monarch’s family.

Photo: Men dressed as medieval knights pose for pictures in Leicester, at a site where a skeleton that researchers say is King Richard III was found. (Gavin Fogg / AFP - Getty Images)

Church of England drops opposition to gay bishops
The Church of England has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops.
In an announcement from the Church’s House of Bishops, the Church says it would allow gay clergy to become bishops if they promise to be celibate. Conservative evangelical Anglicans say they will fiercely resist the development, BBC News reports.

Church of England drops opposition to gay bishops

The Church of England has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops.

In an announcement from the Church’s House of Bishops, the Church says it would allow gay clergy to become bishops if they promise to be celibate. Conservative evangelical Anglicans say they will fiercely resist the development, BBC News reports.

Prince Philip hospitalized again with bladder infection
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has had a recurrence of the bladder infection that he had in the summer and has been admitted to hospital for investigation and treatment.In a statement released via The Press Association, Buckingham Palace said the 91-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, is likely to remain in the hospital for the next few days.Photo: Prince Philip attends an equestrian event during the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 29, 2012. (Reuters / Mike Hutchings)

Prince Philip hospitalized again with bladder infection

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has had a recurrence of the bladder infection that he had in the summer and has been admitted to hospital for investigation and treatment.

In a statement released via The Press Association, Buckingham Palace said the 91-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, is likely to remain in the hospital for the next few days.

Photo: Prince Philip attends an equestrian event during the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 29, 2012. (Reuters / Mike Hutchings)

Euro 2012: England 1, France 1
AP:

England held on for a 1-1 draw with France on Monday at the European Championship, giving the Group D favorites 1 point each.

Photo: England’s Scott Parker controls the ball as France’s Alou Diarra tackles during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group D match between France and England in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, June 11, 2012. (Manu Fernandez / AP)

Euro 2012: England 1, France 1

AP:

England held on for a 1-1 draw with France on Monday at the European Championship, giving the Group D favorites 1 point each.

Photo: England’s Scott Parker controls the ball as France’s Alou Diarra tackles during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group D match between France and England in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, June 11, 2012. (Manu Fernandez / AP)

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