King Æthelstan of England

King Æthelstan of England

Male Abt 895 - 939  (~ 44 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Æthelstan of England 
    Prefix King 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 895 
    Gender Male 
    Died 939 
    Person ID I16932  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 

    Father King Edward "the Elder" of England,   b. 875,   d. 17 Jul 924, Farndon-on-Dee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Eggwyn,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 893  Wessex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F2926  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • (924-39 AD) The grandson of Alfred the Great, Æthelstan succeeded his father, Edward the Elder, to the thone of Wessex. He was the first English sovereign ever to be crowned on the King's Stone at Kingston-upon-Thames in 925. Incorrectly claimed by some to be the first King of All England, Æthelstan was a great warrior, nonetheless, whose fame stemmed from his conquests in Cornwall and Wales, and his defeat of a combined force of Scots, Welsh and Vikings at the battle of Brunanburh. Æthelstan was a patron of monastic communities and especially supported the monastery at Malmesbury, where his tomb can be found, today.

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