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Ecgbert III of Wessex King of Wessex [4801]
(Abt 0775-0839)
Redburga [4804]
Oslac the Thane of Isle of Wight Grand Butler of England [4800]
AEthelwulf King of England [4792]
Osburga [4793]

Alfred the Great King of West Saxons [4721]


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Ealhswith of the Gaini [4722]

Alfred the Great King of West Saxons [4721] 24

  • Born: 849, Wantage, Berkshire
  • Marriage: Ealhswith of the Gaini [4722] in 868 in Winchester, England
  • Died: 28 Oct 899 at age 50
  • Buried: Hyde Abbey, Winchester

bullet  General Notes:

Acceded: 23 APR 871, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

Reigned 871-899. He prevented the Danish conquest of England, defeating th em
at Edington(878) after a campaign of guerrila warfare. After his victory h e
allowed the Danes to keep their conquests in Mercia nd East Anglia provide d
that Guthrum, their King, was converted to Christianity. Alfred built a na vy
of Warships to defend the south coast against further Danish invasions (88 5-86
;892-96) and protected Wessex with a chain of fortifications. He took Lond on
(886), this gaining control of all England except the Danish areas.

See his biography


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Acceded, 23 Apr 871, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England, Great Britain.


Alfred married Ealhswith of the Gaini [4722] [MRIN: 1380], daughter of AEthelred Mucil The Great, Ealdorman of The Ga [4729] and Eadburga [4730], in 868 in Winchester, England. (Ealhswith of the Gaini [4722] died on 5 Dec 905 in St. Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Dorset and was buried in Winchester Cathedral, London, England.)

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