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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.
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(Biography) ?895–939 ad, king of Wessex and Mercia (924–939 ad), who extended his kingdom to include most of England
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(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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There is Athelstan, Harold, Edward." He pointed with his forefinger to three smaller boys, all rosy, healthy, and smiling, though when they felt Philip's smiling eyes upon them they looked shyly down at their plates.
"You see how the family names recur, Thorpe, Athelstan, Harold, Edward; I've used the family names for my sons.
King Athelstan supposedly granted a Royal Charter through his brother, Edwin.
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.
Our attempts to position ourselves in Europe go all the way back to Athelstan, the first king of England, in 900AD.
No other active trainer has anywhere near Moore's number of winners at the track and many will be looking at King Athelstan as the yard's numberone hope.
Atlas of the World with geophysical boundaries showing oceans, continents and tectonic plates in their entirety / Athelstan Spilhaus.
Aethelflaed's nephew, Athelstan, had grown up in his aunt's household, learning the arts of war and statesmanship from her.
Among the topics are strategies for creating dynastic identity in Central Europe during the 10th-11th centuries, the king and the saint against the Scots: the shaping of English national identity in the 12th century narrative of King Athelstan's victory over his northern neighbors, the conceptualization of men and women by the authors of penitentials, Kievan and Galician-Volodimir chronicles in the 12th and 13th centuries: the Ruthenian ethnos and foreign people, and the imaged communities of heretics: constructing the identity of the religious enemy in the late middle ages.
939: Death of Athelstan, first Anglo-Saxon ruler to unite what is now England.
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'.
An argument with Oxford scholar Edward Augustus Freeman arose over whether Athelstan and Alfred should begin with A or AE.