Edward the Elder King

Edward the Elder King

b: 874
d: 17 JUL 924
From Encyclopaedia Britannica, Edward:

d. July 17, 924, Farndon on Dee, Eng.
byname EDWARD THE ELDER Anglo-Saxon king in England, the son of Alfred the Great. As ruler of the West Saxons, or Wessex, from 899 to 924, Edward extended his authority over almost all of England by conquering areas that previously had been held by Danish invaders.
Edward ascended the throne upon his father's death in October 899, and in a battle in 902 his forces killed a rival claimant, Aethelwald, who had allied with the Danes. After defeating the Northumbrian Danes at Tettenhall, he set out in August 912 to subdue the Danes of the eastern Midlands and East Anglia. From 910 to 916 he constructed a series of fortified enclosures around his Kingdom of Wessex.

At the same time, his sister, the Mercian ruler Aethelflaed, constructed a complementary series of fortresses in the northwest Midlands. In 917 Edward and Aethelflaed launched a massive offensive, quickly overwhelming the entire Danish army of East Anglia. Upon Aethelflaed's death in June 918, Edward assumed control of Mercia, and by the end of the year the last Danish armies in the Midlands had submitted. By that time Edward's kingdom included all the land south of the Humber estuary; in 920 he pacified Northumbria. Complete political unification of England was achieved during the reign of his son and successor, Athelstan (reigned 924-939).
King of England from 0899
Biography
From Encyclopaedia Britannica, Edward:

d. July 17, 924, Farndon on Dee, Eng.
byname EDWARD THE ELDER Anglo-Saxon king in England, the son of Alfred the Great. As ruler of the West Saxons, or Wessex, from 899 to 924, Edward extended his authority over almost all of England by conquering areas that previously had been held by Danish invaders.
Edward ascended the throne upon his father's death in October 899, and in a battle in 902 his forces killed a rival claimant, Aethelwald, who had allied with the Danes. After defeating the Northumbrian Danes at Tettenhall, he set out in August 912 to subdue the Danes of the eastern Midlands and East Anglia. From 910 to 916 he constructed a series of fortified enclosures around his Kingdom of Wessex.

At the same time, his sister, the Mercian ruler Aethelflaed, constructed a complementary series of fortresses in the northwest Midlands. In 917 Edward and Aethelflaed launched a massive offensive, quickly overwhelming the entire Danish army of East Anglia. Upon Aethelflaed's death in June 918, Edward assumed control of Mercia, and by the end of the year the last Danish armies in the Midlands had submitted. By that time Edward's kingdom included all the land south of the Humber estuary; in 920 he pacified Northumbria. Complete political unification of England was achieved during the reign of his son and successor, Athelstan (reigned 924-939). King of England from 0899
Facts
  • 874 - Birth -
  • 17 JUL 924 - Death - ; Farndon on Dee, England
  • BET 899 AND 924 - Fact -
  • Nobility Title - King
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Edward the Elder King
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Alfred the Great King
Birth849
Death899
Marriageto Ealhswith
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Ealhswith
Birth
Death
Marriageto Alfred the Great King
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MEdward the Elder King
Birth874
Death17 JUL 924Farndon on Dee, England
Marriage(Ælfflæd)to ?
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Edward the Elder King
Birth874
Death17 JUL 924 Farndon on Dee, England
Marriage(Ælfflæd)to ?
FatherAlfred the Great King
MotherEalhswith
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MEdmund
Birth921
Death26 MAY 946Pucklechurch, England
Marriageto ?
MAthelstan
Birth
Death27 OCT 939
FEdith of England
Birth910Wessex
Death946Magdeburg
Marriageto Otto, Holy Roman Emperor
Evidence
[S22114] 'Encyclopaedia Britannica'
Descendancy Chart
Edward the Elder King b: 874 d: 17 JUL 924
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Edmund b: 921 d: 26 MAY 946
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Edgar King b: ABT 943 d: 8 JUL 975
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Athelread II b: ABT 968 d: 23 APR 1016
Edmund II King b: ABT 993 d: 30 NOV 1016
Emma
Goda b: ABT 1011
Ralph de Maunt d: 21 DEC 1057
Goda
Maud
John de Sudely d: 1165
William de Tracy , Sir b: ABT 1143
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Ralph de Sudely b: 1142
10 Otwell de Sudely d: ABT 1195
Edward King b: 1003 d: 5 JAN 1066
Edith d: 1075
Alfred d: 1036
Edward the Martyr b: ABT 963 d: 18 MAR 978
Athelstan d: 27 OCT 939
Edith of England b: 910 d: 946