Edward I 'the Elder' KING OF ENGLAND

Male Abt 870 - 924


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  • Name  Edward I 'the Elder' KING OF ENGLAND  [1
    Born  Abt 870  Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  17 Jul 924  Farndon-on-Dee, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5782  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2013 

    Father  Alfred 'the Great' KING OF WESSEX,   b. 849, Wantage, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 899, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lady Ealhswith OF MERCIA,   b. Abt 852, Mercia, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 904, St. Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 869  Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F25202  Group Sheet

    Family  Eadgifu OF ENGLAND,   b. Abt 890, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 968 
    Married  919 
    Children 
     1. Athelstan OF ENGLAND
     2. Edotj OF ENGLAND
     3. Edwin OF ENGLAND,   d. 933
     4. Edgina OF ENGLAND
     5. Aelfgifu OF ENGLAND
    >6. Edmund I 'the Magnificent' KING OF ENGLAND,   b. Abt 922, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 946, Pucklechurch, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Edred KING OF ENGLAND,   b. Abt 924,   d. 23 Nov 955, Frome, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F25201  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Edward I., the Elder , "the Unconquerored King," was born about 870 and died about 924. He reigned 24 years from 900 to 924. He was not, like his father, a legislator or a scholar, although it is said that he founded the University of Cambridge, but he was great warrior. He gradually extended his sway over the whole island, in which project he was assisted by his sister the "Lady of Mercia" who headed her own troops and gained victories over both the Danes and Britons. Tradition assigns to Edward an even wider rule shortly before his death. In the middle of the ninth century the Picts and the Scots had been amalgamated under Kenneth MacAlpin, the King of the Scots, just as Mercia and Wessex were being welded together by the attacks of the Danes. It is said that in 925 the King of the Scots, together with other northern rulers, chose Edward "to father and lord." Probably this statement only covers some act of alliance formed by the English King with King of Scots and other lesser rulers. Nothing was more natural than that of the Scottish King, Constantine, should wish to obtain the support of Edward against his enemies; and it is natural that if Edward agreed to support him he would require some acknowledgment of the superiority of the English King. After a prosperous reign, King Edward died in Forndon, Northamptonshire in 925. He married (3) Lady Edgiva (Edgina), daughter of Earl Sigelline (Sigilline), Earl of Meapham. He succeeded his father about 901, and raised the supremacy of Wessex into something little short of an imperial authority, extending his sway over Mercia, East Anglia, and Northumbria.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18796] The Paternal Ancestry of Homer Beers James, Vol. I.


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