Alfred "the Great", King of England

Male 849 - 901  (52 years)


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  • Name Alfred  
    Born 849  Wantage, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6
    History birth to death 
    • In 871, he was crowned the King of England at Wincester. [2, 3]
    • The Danes invaded England and threatened Wessex. After a campaign of guerrilla warfare, Alfred defeated the Danes at Edington in 878. Once his victory had been established, he allowed the Danes to keep their conquests in Mercia and East Anglica provided that their King, Guthrum, converted to Christianity. To keep the coasts safe, he built a navy and used it, and a chain of fortifications, to thwart the Danes in 885 to 886 and 892 to 896. In 886, he captured London, thus gaining control over all of England save for the Dane Law. [2, 5, 6]
    Reign 0871-0899 
    Died 28 Oct 901  [2, 5
    Buried Hyde Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Person ID I2847  | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2020 

    Father Æthelwulf, King of England ,   b. Abt 806, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 858  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Osburh,   b. Abt 810, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 876  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Abt 830 
    Family ID F2242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ealhswith of Mercia,   b. Abt 852, Kingdom of Mercia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 904, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)  [2, 5, 6, 7
    Married 868  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. Æthelflæd,   b. 869, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 919, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Edmund,   b. 870, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Edward "the Elder", King of England ,   b. 875, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 924, Farndon, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     4. Ælfthryth,   b. Abt 877, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 929  (Age ~ 52 years)
     5. Æthelgeofu, Abbess of Shaftesbury
     6. Æthelweard,   b. 880,   d. 922  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F2239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 849 - Wantage, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 868 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hyde Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2002] ------------- Secondary Sources -------------.

    2. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982).
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    3. [S1851] Wolf, Armin. "Who was Agatha, the Ancestress of Scottish and English Kings?", (Vowchurch, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2011).

    4. [S2000] ------------- Sources Below not Reviewed -------------.

    5. [S60] Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa Fourth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002).

    6. [S65] Sewell, Robert James. Sewell: A History of the Sewell Family from the Earliest Times, (unknown: manuscript, March 2008).

    7. [S1498] Mommaerts-Browne, Stanford. "Anglo-Saxon Aristocracy: Tracing Lineages" , (Chobham, Woking, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, volume 1, number 6, July 2005).



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