Edward the Elder 874-924 was an English king. He became king in 899 upon the death of his father, Alfred the Great. His court was at Winchester, previously the capital of Wessex. He captured the eastern Midlands and East Anglia from the Danes in 917 and became ruler of Mercia in 918 upon the death of Æthelflæd, his sister. All but two of his charters give his title as "Anglorum Saxonum rex" or "king of the Anglo-Saxons.
Name: King Edward The Elder Born: c.871 Parents: Alfred the Great and Ealswith of Mercia Relation to Elizabeth II: 31st great-grandfather House of: Wessex Crowned: June 8, 900 at Kingston-upon-Thames, aged c.29 Married: (1) Ecgywn (2) Elfleda and (3) Edgiva. Children: 5 sons and 11 daughters Died: July 17, 924 at Farndon-on-Dee Buried at: Winchester Succeeded by: his son Aethelstan King of the West Saxons. He succeeded his father Alfred the Read more