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Edward the Elder, King of Wessex 899-924

Edward the Elder, King of Wessex 899-924

Male Abt 870 - 924  (~ 54 years)

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  • Name Edward the Elder  
    Suffix King of Wessex 899-924 
    Born Abt 870  Wantage, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jul 924  Farndon-on-Dee, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Well-trained by Alfred, his son Edward 'the Elder' (reigned 899-924) was a bold soldier who defeated the Danes in Northumbria at Tettenhall in 910 and was acknowledged by the Viking kingdom of York. The kings of Strathclyde and the Scots submitted to Edward in 921. By military success and patient planning, Edward spread English influence and control. Much of this was due to his alliance with his formidable sister Aethelflaed, who was married to the ruler of Mercia and seems to have governed that kingdom after her husband's death.
      Edward was able to establish an administration for the kingdom of England, whilst obtaining the allegiance of Danes, Scots and Britons. Edward died in 924, and he was buried in the New Minster which he had had completed at Winchester. Edward was twice married, but it is possible that his eldest son Athelstan was the son of a mistress.
      He was married three times and had about 18 children.
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    • http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_the_Elder
    Person ID I2710  Roy~Royes
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2012 

    Father Alfred the Great, King of Wessex 871-899
              b. 849, Wantage, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 899, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Elswitha of Gainsborough
              b. Abt 850, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 904  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Family ID F1002  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Eguina Aegwina
              b. Abt 875 
    Children 
     1. Athelstan, King of England 924-939
              b. 894, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Oct 939, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +2. Edmund I, King of England 939-946
              b. 921, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 May 946, Pucklechurch, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     3. Eadred, King of England 946-955
              b. Abt 924, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Nov 955, Frome, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F1001  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 870 - Wantage, Oxfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jul 924 - Farndon-on-Dee, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S54] Official web site of the British Monarchy, Page26.