Edward the Elder, 899-924. Though overshadowed by his father Alfred and upstaged by his son Athelstan, it was Edward who reconquered much of England from the Danes (909-919), permanently united Mercia with Wessex (918-919), established an administration for the kingdom of England, and secured the allegiance of Danes, Scots, Britons, and English
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…
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.
Name: King Edward The Elder Born: c.871 Parents: Alfred the Great and Ealswith of Mercia Relation to Elizabeth II: 31st great-grandfather House of: Wessex Crowned: June 8, 900 at Kingston-upon-Thames, aged c.29 Married: (1) Ecgywn (2) Elfleda and (3) Edgiva. Children: 5 sons and 11 daughters Died: July 17, 924 at Farndon-on-Dee Buried at: Winchester Succeeded by: his son Aethelstan King of the West Saxons. He succeeded his father Alfred the Read more