BIOGRAPHY OF ALFRED "THE GREAT" KING ENGLAND 849-899

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: WESSEX

EVENTS

In 849 Alfred "The Great" King England was born to Aethelwulf King Wessex and Osburgh Unknown at Wantage

In 853 Alfred "The Great" King England (4) confirmed by Pope Leo IV at Rome

Around 855 Alfred "The Great" King England (6) visited the court of Charles "Bald" I King West Francia (31)

In 868 Alfred "The Great" King England (19) and Ealhswith Mercia were married at Gainsborough

Around 870 AethelflAed Wessex was born to Alfred "The Great" King England (21) and Ealhswith Mercia

On 04 Jan 871 Aethelred King Wessex (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England (22) 's army attacked, but were repulsed by, the Viking army at Battle of Reading at Reading.

On 08 Jan 871 Alfred "The Great" King England (22) defeated the Viking army led by Halfdan Ragnarsson at the Battle of Ashdown in Berkshire.

Around 22 Mar 871 Halfdan Ragnarsson defeated the Wessex army led by Aethelred King Wessex (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England (22) at the Battle of Marton. The location of 'Marton' is not known; suggestions include Marden in Wiltshire and Winterborne St Martin in Dorset.

On 23 Apr 871 Alfred "The Great" King England (22) succeeded as King England: Wessex.

Around 874 Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons was born to Alfred "The Great" King England (25) and Ealhswith Mercia

Around 12 May 878 Alfred "The Great" King England (29) defeated the Viking army led by Guthrum Unknown at the Battle of Edington at Edington (the location is subject to dispute).

Around Aug 878 Guthrum Unknown agreed to leave Wessex, to be baptised and to accept Alfred "The Great" King England (29) as his adoptive father. Known as Treaty of Wedmore.

On 26 Oct 899 Alfred "The Great" King England (50) died at Winchester

Around 1100 Alfred "The Great" King England was buried at Hyde Abbey

Aethelgifu Wessex Abbess Shaftesbury was born to Alfred "The Great" King England and Ealhswith Mercia

Aethelweard Wessex was born to Alfred "The Great" King England and Ealhswith Mercia

Aelfthryth Wessex was born to Alfred "The Great" King England and Ealhswith Mercia

ANCESTRY

Father: Aethelwulf King Wessex

GrandFather: Egbert King Wessex

1G GrandFather: Ealmund King Kent

2G GrandFather: Eafa Wessex

3G GrandFather: Eoppa Wessex

4G GrandFather: Ingild Wessex

Mother: Osburgh Unknown

GrandFather: Oslac Unknown