Inside lid: "KING ALFRED 849-901 - The best loved heroes are thos proved only human. King Alfred the Great gloriously defeated the Danes but is best remembered for letting a housewife's cakes burn and then meekly accepting her scolding". Inside base: B/W drawing of King Alfred's Jewel. Base: "The Royal Legends Collection". 2 1/8" oval hinged box in excellent condition; however, the original presentation case is no longer available. It will come in a plain white gift box. Circa 1986.
The Royal Legend series also includes the following boxes: Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Robert the Bruce, King Canute and Charles II.