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Ecgberht (Egbert) of Wessex + Redburga of WessexOslac of Isle of WightMucel ___ + Eadbuth ___Wigmund of Mercia + Elfleda of Mercia
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Alfred the Great of England

Birth0849
 
Reside0865/0899
 
Death26 OCT 0899
 
Grave
 
Aged: 50.8 years
He is one of the outstanding figures of English history. On the death of his brother Aethelred Alfred became king, coming to the throne during a Danish invasion. Although he succeeded in making peace with the Danes, they resumed their marauding expeditions five years later, and by early 878 they were successful almost everywhere. About Easter of 878, however, Alfred established himself at Athelney and began assembling an army. In the middle of that year he defeated the Danes and captured their stronghold, probably at present-day Edington. During the following 14 years Alfred was able to devote himself to the internal affairs of his kingdom. By 886 he had captured the city of London, and soon afterward he was recognized as the king of all England. In 893 the Danes invaded England again, and the following four years were marked by warfare; eventually, the Danes were forced to withdraw from Alfred's domain. The only ruler to resist Danish invasions successfully, Alfred made his kingdom the rallying point for all Saxons, thus laying the foundation for the unification of England. Alfred was a patron of learning and did much for the education of his people. He began a court school and invited British and foreign scholars, notably the Welsh monk Asser (flourished 885-909) and the Irish-born philosopher and theologian John Scotus Erigena, to come there. Alfred translated such works as The Consolation of Philosophy by the Roman statesman and philosopher Boethius, The History of the World by the Spanish priest Paulus Orosius (circa 385-420), and Pastoral Care by Pope Gregory I. Alfred's laws, the first promulgated in more than a century, were the first that made no distinction between the English and the Welsh peoples.
--Other Fields Ref Number: + EVEN: Reigned Date: 871/899

Ealhswyth of Mercia

Birth0852
Death5 DEC 0905
 
Grave
 
Aged: 53.9 years
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1+

Aelfthryth of 

08687 JUN 0929  England, Wessex Baldwin II Count of Flanders 
2+

Aethelfleda of 

086912 JUN 0918  England, Wessex Aethelred II of Mercia 
3+

Edward the Elder of 

0871/087517 JUL 0924  England, Wessex Ecgwyn ___, Aelflaeda of England, Eadgifu (Edgiva) of Kent 
4

Edmund, Prince Of 

0873   
5

Ethelgiva, Princess Of 

0875   
6

Elfridam, Princess Of 

0877   
7+

Athelstan of the 

abt 0878  England, Wessex  
8

Ethelwerd, Prince Of 

0879   
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Sources
  1. Wikipedia
  2. Book: The History & Description of Leeds Castle by Charles Wykeham-Martin;
    Source from: Steve Taylor
  3. Book: The Kings and Queens of Great Britain; Taut, Anne; pub by Elm, Tree Books / Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Great Britain;
  4. Other: Microsoft Encarta 1994 ed.;
  5. Website: The Genealogy Forum;
  6. Website: Gary Lewis;
  7. Website: Bruce D. Johnson; db ID: brucedj9;
  8. Website: Find A Grave Website;
  1. Wikipedia
  2. Book: The Kings and Queens of Great Britain; Taut, Anne; pub by Elm, Tree Books / Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Great Britain;
  3. Website: The Genealogy Forum;
  4. Website:
  5. Website: Gary Lewis;
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Michael Stevenson   •  20-Jul-11 8:50 AM
He died in 899

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Michael Stevenson   •  20-Jul-11 8:51 AM
d. 5 DEC 905

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