c. 872 – 17 July 924
King of Wessex (899-924)
|Family||House of Wessex|
Father is Alfred the Great and mother Ealhswith.
Siblings are Æthelflæd, Ælfthryth.
Married (1) Ecgwynn (c. 892), (2) Ælflæd (c. 901), (3) Eadgifu (c. 920).
Children by Ecgwynn: Ælfred, Æthelstan, Eadgyth.
He also had 9 children by Ælflæd and 4 more by Eadgifu.
|Events||893, Battle at Farnham.|
902, Battle of Holme against Æthelwold who allied himself with the Danes.
909, Edward’s army plunders Northumbria.
910, Battle at Tettenhall on August 5.
910-918, builds fortresses around the country.
918, takes Mercia upon the death of his sister at the expense of her daughter. Rules all lands south of the Humber.
920, takes Northumbria.