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 (ăth′əl-stăn′) 895?-939.
King of Mercia and Wessex (924?-939) who was the first Saxon ruler to establish his authority over all of England.


(Biography) ?895–939 ad, king of Wessex and Mercia (924–939 ad), who extended his kingdom to include most of England


(ˈæθ əlˌstæn)

A.D. 895?–940, king of England 925–940.
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Noun1.Athelstan - the first Saxon ruler who extended his kingdom to include nearly all of England (895-939)
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You see how the family names recur, Thorpe, Athelstan, Harold, Edward; I've used the family names for my sons.
Alfred's able grandson Athelstan, after a momentous battle at Brunanburh, (wherever it was), hammered the whole raft of the opposition and effectively became King of all England.
Hardy set all his major works in a large fictional area in the south-west called Wessex after the medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom that existed in this part of the country before the unification of England by Athelstan.
939: Death of Athelstan, first Anglo-Saxon ruler to unite what is now England.
The Brethren of Athelstan Lodge 6469 and those who knew him, are asked to meet at the Saltwell Crematorium at 2.
Athelstan Spilhaus Award--Erik Meade Conway, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
One Saxon king, Athelstan, had ambitions to unite England under a single kingdom and probably chose to have his coronation at Kingston for its geographical symbolism.
In examining the origins of freemasonry, there are written legends that go back over a thousand years to our motherland Great Britain and Scotland, where a Charter had been supposedly granted by the first King of England and one of the greatest Anglo-Saxon kings, King Athelstan.
Our attempts to position ourselves in Europe go all the way back to Athelstan, the first king of England, in 900AD.
Athelstan [895-939] decreed that if anyone failed to answer a summons by a plaintiff to three successive Borough courts, it was for the leading men of the borough to ride to him and 'take all that he owned and put him under surety'.
He was a member of DeMolay (1946-50), Master Mason in Athelstan Lodge (1950-2003).