Biography of Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: Wessex

EVENTS

In 849 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 was born to Aethelwulf King Wessex -858 and Osburgh Unknown Queen Consort Wessex at Wantage, Berkshire

In 853 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (4) confirmed by Pope Leo IV at Rome, Italy

Around 855 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (6) visited the court of Charles "Bald" I King West Francia 823-877 (31)

In 868 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (19) and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902 were married at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Around 870 AethelflAed Wessex 870-918 was born to Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (21) and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902

On 04 Jan 871 Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) 's army attacked, but were repulsed by, the Viking army at Battle of Reading at Reading, Berkshire.

On 08 Jan 871 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) defeated the Viking army led by Halfdan Ragnarsson -877 at the Battle of Ashdown in Berkshire.

Around 22 Mar 871 Halfdan Ragnarsson -877 defeated the Wessex army led by Aethelred King Wessex 847-871 (24) and Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) at the Battle of Marton. The location of 'Marton' is not known; suggestions include Marden, Wiltshire in Wiltshire and Winterborne St Martin, Dorset in Dorset.

On 23 Apr 871 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (22) succeeded as King England: Wessex. Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902 by marriage Queen Consort England.

Around 874 Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons 874-924 was born to Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (25) and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902

Around 12 May 878 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (29) defeated the Viking army led by Guthrum Unknown at the Battle of Edington at Edington, Wiltshire (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 849-899 (29) as his adoptive father. Known as Treaty of Wedmore.

On 26 Oct 899 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 (50) died at Winchester, Hampshire

Around 1100 Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 was buried at Hyde Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire

Aethelgifu Wessex Abbess Shaftesbury was born to Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902

Aethelweard Wessex -922 was born to Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902

Aelfthryth Wessex Margrave Flanders -929 was born to Alfred "The Great" King England 849-899 and Ealhswith Mercia Queen Consort England -902

ANCESTRY

Father: Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

GrandFather: Egbert King Wessex 773-839

1G GrandFather: Ealmund King Kent

2G GrandFather: Eafa Wessex

3G GrandFather: Eoppa Wessex 717-

4G GrandFather: Ingild Wessex 672-718

Mother: Osburgh Unknown Queen Consort Wessex

GrandFather: Oslac Unknown