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Edward the Elder - MS Royal 14 B VI- Edward the Elder (Old English: Eadweard cyning; c. 874–877 – 17 July 924) was an English king. He became king in 899 upon the death of his father, Alfred the Great.

Edward the Elder - MS Royal 14 B VI- Edward the Elder (Old English: Eadweard cyning; c. 874–877 – 17 July 924) was an English king. He became king in 899 upon the death of his father, Alfred the Great.

Alfred's older brother and predecessor as king. Description from en.wikipedia.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Alfred's older brother and predecessor as king. Description from en.wikipedia.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Coin of Edward the Elder

Coin of Edward the Elder

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

King Edward The Elder  (ca 874–877 – 17 July 924) was crowned June 8, 900 at Kingston-upon-Thames. He married: (1) Ecgywn (2) Elfleda and (3) Edgiva. He succeeded his father Alfred the Great in 899. He reconquered southeast England and the Midlands from the Danes, uniting Wessex and Mercia with the help of his sister Aethelflaed.

King Edward The Elder (ca 874–877 – 17 July 924) was crowned June 8, 900 at Kingston-upon-Thames. He married: (1) Ecgywn (2) Elfleda and (3) Edgiva. He succeeded his father Alfred the Great in 899. He reconquered southeast England and the Midlands from the Danes, uniting Wessex and Mercia with the help of his sister Aethelflaed.

Edmund I, called the Elder, the Deed-doer, the Just, or the Magnificent, was King of the English from 939 until his death. He was a son of Edward the Elder and half-brother of Æthelstan (Ida Crenshaw )

Edmund I, called the Elder, the Deed-doer, the Just, or the Magnificent, was King of the English from 939 until his death. He was a son of Edward the Elder and half-brother of Æthelstan (Ida Crenshaw )

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

The continuous list traditionally starts with Egbert, King of Wessex from 802, who established Wessex as the dominant power in southern England.[7] Alfred the Great and his son Edward the Elder used the title "king of the Anglo-Saxons.

The continuous list traditionally starts with Egbert, King of Wessex from 802, who established Wessex as the dominant power in southern England.[7] Alfred the Great and his son Edward the Elder used the title "king of the Anglo-Saxons.

From the Medieval Manuscripts blog post 'King Athelstans Books'. Image: The Athelstan Psalter (London, British Library, MS Cotton Galba A XVIII, f. 21r).

From the Medieval Manuscripts blog post 'King Athelstans Books'. Image: The Athelstan Psalter (London, British Library, MS Cotton Galba A XVIII, f. 21r).

Ethelfleda of Mercia, was the oldest daughter of Alfred the Great and Ealhswith.  She was born 869/70 and died in 918.  She married her kinsman, Ethelred, Ealdorman of Mercia, who was perhaps the grandson of Ethelred Mucel and Edburgh through their son Ethelwulf, who was her mother Ealhswith's brother.  In about 884 Ethelfleda joined her husband in resisting the invasions of the Vikings.

Ethelfleda of Mercia, was the oldest daughter of Alfred the Great and Ealhswith. She was born 869/70 and died in 918. She married her kinsman, Ethelred, Ealdorman of Mercia, who was perhaps the grandson of Ethelred Mucel and Edburgh through their son Ethelwulf, who was her mother Ealhswith's brother. In about 884 Ethelfleda joined her husband in resisting the invasions of the Vikings.