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Aethelstan Aetheling
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Birth: unknown, England
Death: 1014, England

Æthelstan Ætheling, King of England. Eldest son of King Æthelred the Unready by his first wife Ælfgifu and the heir apparent to the kingdom until his death. Born c 980. When his father was forced into exile to Normandy in 1013, very little is known about his sons. Æthelstan was known as a warrior and by his death had accumulated a large collection of swords, horses and combat equipment. Copies of his will still exists, which grants Edmund Ironside, the next King of England and Wessex a sword that once belonged to Offa of Mercia. The will does not mention of his mother, step mother or step-siblings, suggesting a large family rift at the time. He was buried at the Old Minster, Winchester, the first burial there of someone who was not king since Edward the Elder's brother, Æthelweard, in 922. It is assumed he was removed to Winchester Cathedral when it was built along side the Old Minster. 
 
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 Parents:
   Ethelred the Unready (968 - 1016)
 
 Siblings:
  Aelfgifu Of England*
  Aethelstan Aetheling (____ - 1014)
   Edmund II (____ - 1016)*
   Edward the Confessor (1002 - 1066)*
  Alfred Atheling (1012 - 1037)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Winchester Cathedral
Winchester
City of Winchester
Hampshire, England
 
Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: Apr 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88219308
Aethelstan Aetheling
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