Biography of Alfred "The Great" King England

Timeline

Around 870 AethelflAed Wessex was born to Alfred "The Great" King England and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England.

Battle of Reading

On 04 Jan 871 Aethelred King Wessex and Alfred "The Great" King England 's army attacked, but were repulsed by, the Viking army at Battle of Reading at Reading. Aethelwulf Mercia Earldorman Berkshire killed.

Battle of Ashdown

On 08 Jan 871 Alfred "The Great" King England defeated the Viking army led by Halfdan Ragnarsson at the Battle of Ashdown in Berkshire. Bagsecg Unknown was killed.

Battle of Marton

Around 22 Mar 871 Halfdan Ragnarsson defeated the Wessex army led by Aethelred King Wessex and Alfred "The Great" King England at the Battle of Marton. The location of 'Marton' is not known; suggestions include Marden in Wiltshire and Winterborne St Martin in Dorset. Heahmund Wessex Bishop Sherborne was killed.

On 23 Apr 871 Alfred "The Great" King England succeeded as King England (Wessex). Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England by marriage Queen Consort England.

Battle of Edington

Around 12 May 878 Alfred "The Great" King England defeated the Viking army led by Guthrum Viking at the Battle of Edington at Edington (the location is subject to dispute).

Around 1100 Alfred "The Great" King England was buried at Hyde Abbey.

Around 874 Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons was born to Alfred "The Great" King England and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England.

On 26 Oct 899 Alfred "The Great" King England died at Winchester.

Aethelweard Wessex was born to Alfred "The Great" King England and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England.

Aelfthryth Wessex Margrave Flanders was born to Alfred "The Great" King England and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England.

Around 855 Alfred "The Great" King England visited the court of Charles "Bald" I King West Francia.

In 853 Alfred "The Great" King England confirmed by Pope Leo IV at Rome.

In 868 Alfred "The Great" King England and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England were married at Gainsborough.

Aethelgifu Wessex Abbess Shaftesbury was born to Alfred "The Great" King England and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England.

In 849 Alfred "The Great" King England was born to Aethelwulf King Wessex and Osburgh Unknown Queen Consort Wessex at Wantage.

Treaty of Wedmore

Around Aug 878 Guthrum Viking agreed to leave Wessex, to be baptised and to accept Alfred "The Great" King England as his adoptive father. Known as Treaty of Wedmore.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Wessex

Descent

Kings Wessex: Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Ancestry

Father: Aethelwulf King Wessex

GrandFather: Egbert King Wessex

Great GrandFather: Ealmund King Kent

Great x 2 GrandFather: Eafa Wessex

Great x 3 GrandFather: Eoppa Wessex

Mother: Osburgh Unknown Queen Consort Wessex

GrandFather: Oslac Unknown