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…

Edward The Elder, King of Wessex married Eadgifu of Kent.Parents of Edmund I. and Great Grandfather

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

St Edmund, Saxon King of East Anglia, was martyred by the Vikings, who tied him to a tree, shot at him with arrows, then beheaded him. His body is interned at Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk on this day 20th November, 868

King Edmund "the Magnificent" (c. Married Elgvia and Ethelfleda and had two sons, Edwy and Edgar. great grandfather to Elizabeth II.

Edward the Elder took over the rule of England after his father, King Alfred dies. Sadly Edward didn't make as much of an impression on our history as his father. Here's a map of the divides between the Danes invasion and lands firmly under Edwards rule

A large-scale map of southern England (up to the Humber) in the reign of King Edward the Elder showing the Viking bases and the new English forts built by Edward and his sister Æthelflæd in their war to push back 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

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

Edward the Elder, King of Wessex. Edward was the son of Alfred the Great.

Anglo-Saxon silver penny of Edward the Elder, King of Wessex, East Anglia mint c. 899-924 A portrait type coin with +EADVVEARD REX around the central circle enclosing the diademed & draped bust of the king. On the reverse, an inscription in two...

Anglo-Saxon silver penny of Edward the Elder, King of Wessex, East Anglia mint c. A portrait type coin with +EADVVEARD REX around the central circle enclosing the diademed & draped bust of the king. On the reverse, an inscription in two.

"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 - The Athelstan Psalter (London, British Library, MS Cotton Galba A XVIII, f.

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