King Edward the Elder

King of Wessex 899-924

Edward built on his father Alfred's successes by gaining control of most of Wales and the Danish territories south of the Humber. He was recognized as overlord by York, Scotia and Strathclyde. Although Mercia was frequently in a state of unrest he managed to annexe it in 918. The year after his death this enabled his son Athelstan to be crowned King of all the English.

King Edward the Elder Links

Laws of King Edward the Elder
Medieval Sourcebook Edward the Elder Coinage Regulations, c. 902-925
Book: Coinage in Tenth-century England from Edward the Elder to Edgar's Reform

Genealogy of King Edward the Elder

Predecessor: Alfred, his father
Successor: Athelstan, his son

Father: Alfred


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