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

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…

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

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

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

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

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 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.

Athelstan, 924-939.   Aethelstan was the eldest, but illegitimate, son of King Edward the Elder, born to his common-law wife, Egwina, in AD 895

Athelstan, 924-939. Aethelstan was the eldest, but illegitimate, son of King Edward the Elder, born to his common-law wife, Egwina, in AD 895

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

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

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 Monarchs Coronations from Edward the Elder 900Ad to Ethelred the Unready 979AD

"Saint Eadburh, Daughter of King Edward the Elder": http://thefreelancehistorywriter.com/2014/08/22/saint-eadburh-daughter-of-king-edward-the-elder/

"Saint Eadburh, Daughter of King Edward the Elder": http://thefreelancehistorywriter.com/2014/08/22/saint-eadburh-daughter-of-king-edward-the-elder/

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