King Athelstan

Born 895; King of Wessex & Mercia 925-939

Athelstan was the first king to be crowned King of all the English. He waged war successfully in Wales, the southwest and Scotland. At Brunanburh in 937 he defeated an alliance between Danish forces and rebel minor kings.

King Athelstan Links

This Sceptered Isle
The Laws of King Athelstan
History of the Scottish Nation Vol 3 Chap 5 (search the page for "Brumby")
Book: Coinage in Tenth-century England from Edward the Elder to Edgar's Reform
German cathedral bones 'are Saxon queen Eadgyth' - 18/06/10

Genealogy of King Athelstan

Predecessor: Edward the Elder, his father
Successor: Edmund I, his half-brother

Father: Edward the Elder

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