Eadweard I King of Wessex

Male 871 - 924  (53 years)


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  • Name , Eadweard I 
    Suffix King of Wessex 
    Born 871  Wantage Dorset England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jul 924 
    Person ID I9582  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2009 

    Father Ælfræd King of Wessex,   b. 846, Wantage Oxfordshire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 25 Oct 899  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Eahlwið Princess of Mercia,   d. 5 Dec 905, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 868 
    Family ID F6701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ælflæd,   d. 920 
    Married 901 
    Children 
     1. Eadgyth,   b. 910,   d. 26 Jan 946, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Eadgifu,   b. 902, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 953, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F6702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eadgifu,   d. 25 Aug 968 
    Married 920 
    Children 
     1. Eadmund I King of England,   b. 920,   d. 26 May 946, Pucklechurch Bristol Gloucestershire England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F6714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Eadweard I King of Wessex also went by the nick-name of Edward 'the Elder' (?).
      He succeeded to the title of King Eadweard I of Wessex on 26 October 899.
      He succeeded to the title of King Eadweard I of Mercia on 26 October 899.
      He was crowned King of Wessex and Mercia on 31 May 900 at Kingston-upon-Thames London England.
      Edward together with his sister Ethelfleda of Mercia fought stoutly against the Danes. Ethelfleda built many forts notably at Chester Hereford Bridgenorth Shrewsbury Warwick Gloucester and Tamworth. Known as The Lady of the Mercians she died in 918 and Mercia was then united with Wessex. In 914 Edward secured the release of the Bishop of Llandaff (Cardiff) who had been captured by the Norsemen and following this the princes of both North and South Wales pledged their perpetual allegiance to him. Edward doubled the size of the kingdom during his reign. It is now generally acknowledged that Edward died on the 7th July 924 but some historians give the date as 925.


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