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Edward the Elder
Birth: unknown
West Sussex, England
Death: 924
Berkshire, England

King of Wessex. Born at Wantage Dorset, the second son of Aelfred, King of Wessex, known as "the Great," and Eahlwith, Princess of Mercia. He succeeded to the title of King of Wessex and Mercia in October 899; He was crowned King of Wessex and Mercia in May 900 at Kingston-upon-Thames, London. During his reign he and his sister, Ethelfleda of Mercia, fought constantly the influxes of the Danes. In 914, he secured the release of the Bishop of Llandaff who had been captured in a raid, after which, the princes of Wales pledged their perpetual allegiance to him. Eadward doubled the size of the kingdom during his reign. He married three times, first to Ecgwyn with whom he had at least three children, including Aethelstan. His second wife was Aelflaed with whom he had at least ten children including King Aelfwerd. He married a third time to Eadgifu, with whom he had at least four children including Kings Eadred and Eadmund(bio by: Iola) 
 
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 Parents:
   Alfred the Great (849 - 899)
   Queen Ealswitha (852 - 905)
 
 Children:
  Eadgifu of Wessex*
   Aethelstan (895 - 939)*
   Aelfweard of Wessex (904 - 924)*
   Edith of Wessex (910 - 946)*
   Eadmund I "the Elder" (921 - 946)*
   Eadred (923 - 955)*
 
 Sibling:
  Edward the Elder (____ - 924)
   Ęthelflęd (869 - 918)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
St Lawrence in the Square Churchyard
Winchester
City of Winchester
Hampshire, England
 
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Record added: May 18, 2001
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My 35th great grandfather.
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