Æthelflæd, the daughter of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, was born in the early As Alfred’s eldest child, she was destined to play a leading role in the political life of Anglo-Saxon England. My great grand aunt
King Alfred's England Alfred is popularly credited as being the founder of the Royal Navy; he did build a fleet of improved ships manned by Frisians and on several occasions successfully challenged the Danes at sea.
Alfred the great led the army of his brother (Ethelred of Wessex) against the invading Danish Vikings in the Battle of Ashdown. Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons won, although losses were heavy on both sides.