The Chronicle was compiled on the orders of Alfred the Great, Burgred's brother-in-law, and is considered by modern scholars to be biased and politically motivated, written with a view of strengthening the claims of Alfred and his son, Edward the Elder
, to the eventual overlordship of Mercia.
AEthelflaed played a major role in fighting off renewed Viking attacks in the 890s, together with her brother, the future King Edward the Elder
. But her health probably declined early in the next decade, after which it is likely that she was mainly responsible for the government of Mercia and is said to have died in Tamworth on June 12, 918.
There was only going to be one winner and Edward the Elder
compelled Ragnald to recognise him as supreme ruler.
If the relationship between Mercia and Wessex - now ruled by Aethelflaed's brother, Edward the Elder
- was tricky enough, there were still those pesky Vikings to worry about.
London, Jan 18 ( ANI ): Experts believe that a fragment of pelvis bone that was unearthed in Winchester in 1999 may belong to King Alfred the Great or his son Edward the Elder
Yesterday the team announced that a piece of pelvis left in a box at the city museum since the 1990s belonged to Alfred or possibly his son Edward the Elder
THE bones of King Alfred the Great or his son, Edward the Elder
, are believed to have been found in a box stored in a museum - and not buried in an unmarked grave as previously thought.
In 1538, when the abbey was suppressed and despoiled by Henry VIII's commissioners, the tombs of Alfred, his wife, his son and successor, Edward the Elder
, were not spared.
The baby's mother was an English princess, Eadgifu, a daughter of Edward the Elder
of Wessex and sister of his successor, Athelstan, Another of Athelstan's sisters, Eadhild, was married to Hugh the Great, Duke of the Franks and Count of Paris, who dominated most of the area between the Seine and the Loire.
The inquest into contemporary life by government was not new; it dated from at least Edward the Elder
if not Alfred the Great.
and given the possible answers a) Edward the Elder
b) Edward the Confessor c) Edmund Ironside or d) Edward the Martyr.