Edward “the Elder” of WessexAge: 50 years874924

Edward “the Elder” of Wessex
the Elder
Birth between 874 and 877 25 22

Birth of a sisterAelfrid of Wessex
about 877 (Age 3 years)

MarriageEcgwynn ??View this family
about 893 (Age 19 years)

MarriageAelfflaed of WessexView this family
899 (Age 25 years)

Birth of a daughter
Eadgyth of Wessex
between 895 and 915 (Age 21 years)

Death of a fatherAlfred “the Great” of Wessex
October 26, 899 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
Eadgifu of Wessex
about 902 (Age 28 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherEadburga of Mercia
between 852 and 915

Death of a motherEthelswitha ??
905 (Age 31 years)

Marriage of a childCarlo “III ”il Semplice“” CarolingiEadgifu of WessexView this family
February 10, 919 (Age 45 years)
MarriageEadgifu del KentView this family
about 919 (Age 45 years)

Death of a wifeAelfflaed of Wessex
920 (Age 46 years)

Birth of a son
Edmund of Wessex
921 (Age 47 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherEthelred Mucel
between 885 and 925 (Age 11 years)

Re, d'Inghilterra
from October 26, 899 to July 17, 924 (Age 25 years)

Death July 17, 924 (Age 50 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: 868Winchester
10 years
4 years
Family with Ecgwynn ?? - View this family
Marriage: about 893
Family with Aelfflaed of Wessex - View this family
Marriage: 899
8 years
Family with Eadgifu del Kent - View this family
Marriage: about 919
3 years


'''From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia''' Edward the Elder King o f the English. Reign 26 October 899 – 17 July 924. Coronation 8 Jun e 900, Kingston upon Thames. Predecessor: Alfred the Great. Successor : Athelstan of England and/or Ælfweard of Wessex Consort Ecgwynn, Æ lfflæd, and Eadgifu Wantage, Wessex, England Died 17 July 924 Farndo n-on-Dee, Cheshire England Burial New Minster, Winchester, later trans lated to Hyde Abbey Edward the Elder (Old English: Ēadweard se Ieldra ) (c. 874-7[1] – 17 July 924) was an English king. He became king i n 899 upon the death of his father, Alfred the Great. His court was a t Winchester, previously the capital of Wessex. He captured the easter n Midlands and East Anglia from the Danes in 917 and became ruler of M ercia in 918 upon the death of Æthelflæd, his sister. All but two o f his charters give his title as "king of the Anglo-Saxons" (Angloru m Saxonum rex).[2] He was the second king of the Anglo-Saxons as thi s title was created by Alfred.[2] Edward's coinage reads "EADVVEARD RE X."[3] The chroniclers record that all England "accepted Edward as lor d" in 920.[4] But the fact that York continued to produce its own coin age suggests that Edward's authority was not accepted in Viking rule d Northumbria.[5] Edward's eponym "the Elder" was first used in Wulfst an's Life of St Æthelwold (tenth century) to distinguish him from th e later King Edward the Martyr. '''Ætheling''' Of the five childre n born to Alfred and Ealhswith who survived infancy, Edward was the se cond-born and the elder son. Edward's birth cannot be certainly dated . His parents married in 868 and his eldest sibling Æthelflæd was bo rn soon afterwards as she was herself married in 883. Edward was proba bly born rather later, in the 870s, and probably between 874 and 877.[ 6] Asser's Life of King Alfred reports that Edward was educated at co urt together with his youngest sister Ælfthryth. His second sister,