Edward the Elder (c. 874-924) Son of Alfred, King of Wessex and Ealtswith. Husband to Ecgwynn, Aelfflaed and Eadgifu. *House of Wessex*

Edward the Elder - MS Royal 14 B VI- Edward the Elder (Old English: Eadweard cyning; – 17 July was an English king. He became king in 899 upon the death of his father, Alfred the Great.

King Edward The Elder (899-924). House of Wessex. Queen E's 21st great-grandfather. 5 sons,11 daughters. Succeeded by son Aethelstan. He reconquered southeast England and the Midlands from the Danes, uniting Wessex and Mercia with the help of his sister Aethelflaed. By the time of his death his kingdom was the most powerful in the British Isles. Edward extended the system of burghal defence begun by Alfred, by building new burhs at Hertford and Buckingham and twin burghs at Bedford and…

Key facts about King Edward The Elder who was born reigned - including biography, historical timeline and links to the British royal family tree.

Ethelfleda of Mercia, was the oldest daughter of Alfred the Great, and was born in about 864. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians, born approx 864 ~ In about 884 she joined her husband in resisting the invasions of the Vikings.

The Saxon Coronation Stone in Kingston Upon Thames the site of seven Anglo-saxon Monarchs Coronations from Edward the Elder 900Ad to Ethelred the Unready 979AD

The Saxon Coronation Stone in Kingston Upon Thames the site of seven Anglo-saxon Monarch"s Coronations from Edward the Elder 900 AD to Ethelred the Unready in 979 AD

Edward the Elder 874-924 was an English king. He became king in 899 upon the death of his father, Alfred the Great. His court was at Winchester, previously the capital of Wessex. He captured the eastern Midlands and East Anglia from the Danes in 917 and became ruler of Mercia in 918 upon the death of Æthelflæd, his sister.  All but two of his charters give his title as "Anglorum Saxonum rex" or "king of the Anglo-Saxons.

Edward the Elder He was the second king of the Anglo-Saxons 26 October 899 – 17 July 924

Eadgifu of Kent (c.903-c.966) Daughter of Sigehelm, Ealdorman of Kent. Third wife of Edward the Elder, King of the Anglo-Saxons

Eadgifu of Kent (c.903-c.966) Daughter of Sigehelm, Ealdorman of Kent. Third wife of Edward the Elder, King of the Anglo-Saxons

Pinterest
Search