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Egbert King of England
Oslac of Isle of Wight
Aethelwulf King of England

Alfred "The Great" King Of England


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1. Eahlswith OF THE GAINI

2. Ealhswith

Alfred "The Great" King Of England 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 849, Wantage, Berkshire, ENG
  • Marriage (1): Eahlswith OF THE GAINI in 868 in Winchester, Hampshire, ENG
  • Marriage (2): Ealhswith in 868 in Winchester, Hampshire, ENG 1
  • Died: 28 Oct 899 at age 50 5

bullet  General Notes:

Alfred reigned as King of England from 871-899. He defeated the Danish in their attempt to conquer England at Edington in 878. He enabled the Danes to keep conquered territories in Mercia and East Anglia if the Danes' King Guthrum converted to Christianity. He then fortified against futher Danish invasion by building a navy of ships to defend himself along the southern coast as well as forts along Wessex. This apparently was needed from the years of 885-886 and again in 892-896. In 886, he gained London as a territory of England. He controlled all of England except for the territories held by Danes. (C-865, 1857) 1


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Acceeded, 23 Apr 871, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. 5


Alfred married Eahlswith OF THE GAINI, daughter of Earl Aethelred OF MERCIA & EADBURH and FADBURN, in 868 in Winchester, Hampshire, ENG. (Eahlswith OF THE GAINI was born in 852 7 and died in 902 7.)


Alfred next married Ealhswith in 868 in Winchester, Hampshire, ENG.1 (Ealhswith was born in 852 and died in 902.)



1 The Official Website of the British Monarchy at

2 Robert Jesse Harry, The Ancestors and Descendants of Hugh Harry and Elizabeth Brinton.

3 Albert F. Schmuhl The Royal Lines.

4 Stevens, Luke.

5 Tompsett, Brian, Royal and Noble Genealogical Data on the Web at

6 Blazier, Jo Ann, The Howards, From England to the Ohio Valley (c2002).

7 Wilson, Randy, Ancestors of Edward III & Philippa.

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