Biography of Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899

Aethelgifu Wessex Abbess Shaftesbury was born to Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902


Aelfthryth Wessex Margrave Flanders -929 was born to Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902


Aethelweard Wessex -922 was born to Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902


Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 was buried at Wimborne Minster, Dorset.His brother Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 succeeded as King England (Wessex).Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902 by marriage Queen Consort England.


In 849 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 was born to Aethelwulf King Wessex -858 and Osburgh Unknown Queen Consort Wessex at Wantage, Berkshire


In 853 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (4) confirmed by Pope Leo IV at Rome


Around 855 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (6) visited the court of Charles "Bald" I King West Francia 823-877 (31)


On 13 Jan 858 Aethelwulf King Wessex -858 died.His son Aethelbald King Wessex -860 succeeded as King Wessex


In 868 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (19) and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902 were married at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire


Around 870 AethelflAed Wessex 870-918 was born to Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (21) and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902


Battle of Reading

On 04 Jan 871 Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) 's army attacked, but were repulsed by, the Viking army at Battle of Reading at Reading, Berkshire.Aethelwulf Mercia Earldorman Berkshire 824-871 (46) killed


Battle of Ashdown

On 08 Jan 871 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) defeated the Viking army led by Halfdan Ragnarsson -877 at the Battle of Ashdown in Berkshire.Bagsecg Unknown -871 was killed.


Battle of Marton

Around 22 Mar 871 Halfdan Ragnarsson -877 defeated the Wessex army led by Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) at the Battle of Marton.The location of 'Marton' is not known; suggestions include Marden, Wiltshire in Wiltshire and Winterborne St Martin, Dorset in Dorset.Heahmund Wessex Bishop Sherborne -871 was killed.


Around 874 Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons 874-924 was born to Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (25) and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902


Battle of Edington

Around 12 May 878 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (29) defeated the Viking army led by Guthrum Viking -890 at the Battle of Edington at Edington, Wiltshire (the location is subject to dispute).


Treaty of Wedmore

Around Aug 878 Guthrum Viking -890 agreed to leave Wessex, to be baptised and to accept Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (29) as his adoptive father.Known as Treaty of Wedmore.


On 26 Oct 899 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (50) died at Winchester, Hampshire.His son Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons 874-924 (25) succeeded as King Anglo-Saxons.Ecgwynn Unknown Queen Consort Anglo-Saxons by marriage Queen Consort Anglo-Saxons.


On 05 Dec 902 Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902 died


Around 1100 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 was buried at Hyde Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire


Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Wessex

Descent

Kings Wessex: Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Ancestry

Father: Aethelwulf King Wessex -858


GrandFather: Egbert King Wessex 773-839


Great GrandFather: Ealmund King Kent


Great x 2 GrandFather: Eafa Wessex


Great x 3 GrandFather: Eoppa Wessex 717-


Mother: Osburgh Unknown Queen Consort Wessex


GrandFather: Oslac Unknown