Berkshire

Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk
Virginia Water Lake on the southern edge of Windsor Great Park
Historic map of Berkshire
The Oracle Corporation campus
Slough Trading Estate plays a major part in making Slough an important business centre in South East England
The grandstand at Ascot Racecourse
The Select Car Leasing Stadium in Reading
King Edward III of England
Catherine, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
Ricky Gervais

Historic county in South East England.

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Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk

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Danebury Fort – aerial image

Hampshire

County in South East England on the coast of the English Channel.

County in South East England on the coast of the English Channel.

Danebury Fort – aerial image
Plaque on Freemantle Common marking the route of the Roman Road from Chichester to Bitterne
Portchester combined Roman and Norman castles
Portsmouth historic dockyard, 2005
South West Hampshire & South East Dorset green belt (shown in green)
New Forest Pony in Burley
Winchester Cathedral
Hampshire County Council offices and Jubilee Fountain
Eastleigh railway works
Southampton Docks
The M3 near Basingstoke
County flag of Hampshire
Milestones Museum, Basingstoke
Ageas Bowl cricket ground, West End, 2010
Fratton Park football ground, Portsmouth, from Milton End, 2006
Former Hampshire Chronicle office in Winchester, circa 1999

Hampshire is bordered by Dorset to the west, Wiltshire to the north-west, Berkshire to the north, Surrey to the north-east, and West Sussex to the east.

Holy Trinity Church, Bracknell

Bracknell

Holy Trinity Church, Bracknell
Easthampstead Park Conference Centre
South Hill Park lies in Bracknell and houses an arts centre
Ranelagh Church of England School

Bracknell is a large town and civil parish in Berkshire, England, the westernmost area within the Greater London Urban Area and the administrative centre of the Borough of Bracknell Forest.

View from Box Hill

Surrey

View from Box Hill
Leith Hill Tower
The Roman Stane or Stone Street runs through Surrey
A map showing the traditional boundaries of Surrey (c. 800–1899) and its constituent hundreds
Runnymede, where Magna Carta was sealed
Guildford Castle
Ruins of the monks' dormitory at Waverley Abbey
Nonsuch Palace
George Abbot
The second Globe theatre, built 1614
Kew Palace in 1835
Britain's first crematorium, in the Borough of Woking
Guildford Cathedral, designed by Edward Maufe
Dennis Sabre fire engine
"Dragons teeth" antitank obstacles by the River Wey
The gate of Abbot's Hospital, Guildford
Epsom is famous for the Epsom Downs Racecourse which hosts the Epsom Derby; painting by James Pollard, c. 1835.
Export House in Woking, one of Surrey's tallest buildings
Lawns at RHS Garden, Wisley
Statue of a Martian tripod from The War of the Worlds in Woking, hometown of science fiction author H. G. Wells.
Bronze Age bell barrow on Horsell Common near Woking

Surrey is a county in South East England which borders Kent to the east, East Sussex to the southeast, West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the northwest, and Greater London to the northeast.

Saints Peter and Paul parish church

Wantage

Historic market town and civil parish in Oxfordshire, England.

Historic market town and civil parish in Oxfordshire, England.

Saints Peter and Paul parish church
Former head office of Wantage Urban District Council in Portway
Stagecoach Gold bus in Wantage Market Place on former route X30 (now S9)
The former head office of the Wantage Tramway Company in Mill Street
Front of King Alfred's Academy Centre Site
The Old Town Hall, Wantage, completed in 1878
Statue of Alfred the Great, by Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Historically part of Berkshire, it has been administered as part of the Vale of White Horse district of Oxfordshire since 1974.

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Map of wards within Windsor and Maidenhead

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is a Royal Borough of Berkshire, in South East England.

View of Eton looking across the River Thames from Windsor

Eton, Berkshire

View of Eton looking across the River Thames from Windsor
Eton Town Council offices, 102 High Street

Eton is a town in Berkshire, England, on the opposite bank of the River Thames to Windsor, connected to it by Windsor Bridge.

A silver coin of Alfred

Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great (alt.

Alfred the Great (alt.

A silver coin of Alfred
Map of Britain in 886
Alfred's father Æthelwulf of Wessex in the early 14th-century Genealogical Roll of the Kings of England
A map of the route taken by the Viking Great Heathen Army which arrived in England from Denmark, Norway, and southern Sweden in 865
King Alfred's Tower (1772) on the supposed site of Egbert's Stone, the mustering place before the Battle of Edington.
A plaque in the City of London noting the restoration of the Roman walled city by Alfred
Alfred the Great silver offering penny, 871–899. Legend: AELFRED REX SAXONUM ('Alfred King of the Saxons').
A map of burhs named in the Burghal Hidage
The walled defence round a burh. The City Walls of Alfred's capital, Winchester. Saxon and medieval work on Roman foundations.
A coin of Alfred, London, 880 (based upon a Roman model)
Alfred depicted in a stained-glass window of c. 1905 in Bristol Cathedral
Line drawing of the Alfred Jewel, showing the socket at its base
The Alfred Jewel, in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, commissioned by Alfred; probably a pointer to aid reading
No known portrait of Alfred the Great exists from life. A likeness by artist and historian George S. Stuart created from his physical description mentioned in historical records.
A posthumous image of Queen Ealhswith, 1220
Alfred's will
Statue of Alfred the Great at Wantage, Oxfordshire
Eighteenth-century portrait of Alfred by Samuel Woodforde
1913 statue of Alfred in Pewsey, Wiltshire
Statue at Alfred University

According to his biographer, Asser, writing in 893, "In the year of our Lord's Incarnation 849 Alfred, King of the Anglo-Saxons", was born at the royal estate called Wantage, in the district known as Berkshire (which is so called from Berroc Wood, where the box tree grows very abundantly)." This date has been accepted by the editors of Asser's biography, Simon Keynes and Michael Lapidge, and by other historians such as David Dumville and Richard Huscroft. West Saxon genealogical lists state that Alfred was 23 when he became king in April 871, implying that he was born between April 847 and April 848. This dating is adopted in the biography of Alfred by Alfred Smyth, who regards Asser's biography as fraudulent, an allegation which is rejected by other historians. Richard Abels in his biography discusses both sources but does not decide between them and dates Alfred's birth as 847/849, while Patrick Wormald in his Oxford Dictionary of National Biography article dates it 848/849.

Vale of White Horse

Local government district of Oxfordshire in England.

Local government district of Oxfordshire in England.

A panoramic view into the Vale; the White Horse is on the right and Dragon Hill centre right
Vale scene, with White Horse Hill on the horizon
The Uffington White Horse, as seen from an altitude of about 600 m (2000 ft), from the cockpit of a glider
Farmland and White Horse Hill

It was historically a north-west projection of Berkshire.

Stonehenge

Wiltshire

Historic and ceremonial county in South West England with an area of 3485 km2.

Historic and ceremonial county in South West England with an area of 3485 km2.

Stonehenge
Cherhill White Horse, east of Calne
The County Ground, Swindon is the home of Swindon Town, the only football league club in Wiltshire
A bridge over the River Avon at Bradford-on-Avon
The flight of 16 locks at Caen Hill on the Kennet and Avon Canal

It is landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Henley Bridge over the River Thames

Henley-on-Thames

Henley Bridge over the River Thames
Henley Bridge, engraved in 1812 from a drawing by J. P. Neale, and published in The Beauties of England and Wales
Chantry House, next to the church
Henley-on-Thames from the playground near the railway station
A race during the Henley Royal Regatta
The actor David Tomlinson, seen here in the 1964 film Mary Poppins, was born and raised in the town.

Henley-on-Thames is a town and civil parish on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England, 9 mi northeast of Reading, 7 mi west of Maidenhead, 23 mi southeast of Oxford and 37 mi west of London (by road), near the tripoint of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.