man Alfred I "The Great" King Of England‏‎, son of [King] Ethelwulf King Of Wessex England [King] and [Queen] Osburgh Wessex [Queen]‏.
Born ‎ 849 at Wantage, Berkshire, England, died ‎ Oct 26, 899 at Winchester, Hampshire, England‎, 49 or 50 years, buried ‎ 1112 at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, England

! Alfred ascended to the throne in 871 at the age of 23. After a series of battles, he succeeded in liberating England from the Danes, Europe's most terrible warriors, who surrendered in 878 with a solemn oath to quit Wessex and accept baptism. During the following years of peace, Alfred rebuilt cities, erected fortresses, trained militia, and encouraged the arts and learning. He reformed the administration of justice so effectively that "a purse of money, or a pair of golden bracelets might... be exposed for weeks in complete safety on the common highways." In an era of ignorance and barbarism, Alfred was an accomplished scholar and a zealous patron of learning. He translated many historical and philosophical works. Both for what he did and for what he was, Alfred has become known to all generations of Englishmen as their best and greatest king. On his deathbed, he spoke this message: "This I can now most truly say, that I have sought to live worthily while I lived, and after life to leave to men who come after me a remembering of me in good works." His five axioms were:
(1) A wise God governs.
(2) All suffering may be accounted as a blessing.
(3) God is the chiefest good. (4) Only the good are happy. (5) The fore-knowledge of God does not conflict with
man's free will.
Ancestral File Number: GS4H-XF

Married ‎ 868 (30 or 31 years married) to:

woman [Queen] Ealswith Of Ealhswith De [Queen]/Mercia‏‎, daughter of Aethelred Mucil Ealdorman Of Mercia and Eadburga Of Mercia‏.
Born ‎ 849 at Mercia, England, died ‎ Dec 5, 905 at Winchestery As A Nun‎, 55 or 56 years, buried ‎ UNKNOWN at Hyde Abbey

Ancestral File Number: 8HS0-4G


woman Aelfthryth Princess Of England‏
Born ‎± 872 at Wessex, England, died ‎ Jun 7, 929‎, approximately 57 years

Ancestral File Number: 9GCX-HT
woman [Princess] Ethelfleda Of Wessex [Princess]‏‎
Born ‎ 869 at Wessex, Wessex, England, died ‎ Jun 12, 918 at Tamsworth, England‎, 48 or 49 years, buried ‎ at St. Peters, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Seal to Parents: 22 MAY 1935
Ancestral File Number: FLGQ-66
man [Prince] Edmund England [Prince]‏‎
Born ‎± 873 at Wessex, England, died ‎ Dec‎

Seal to Parents: 12 APR 1954 SLAKE - Salt Lake City, UT
Ancestral File Number: FLGQ-7C
woman [Princess] Alfritha Of England [Princess]‏‎
Born ‎± 875 at Of, Wessex, England, died ‎ Dec‎

Seal to Parents: 22 MAY 1935
Ancestral File Number: G0ZB-JL
woman [Abbess Of Shaft Ethelgiva, Princess Of England [Abbess Of Shaft‏‎
Born ‎± 875 at Wessex, England, died ‎ Dec‎

Seal to Parents: 11 OCT 1935
Ancestral File Number: FLGQ-8J
man [Prince] Ethelwerd England [Prince]‏‎
Born ‎± 879 at Wessex, England, died ‎ Oct 16, 922‎, approximately 43 years

Seal to Parents: 12 APR 1954 SLAKE - Salt Lake City, UT
Ancestral File Number: FLGQ-BV
man Edward I "The Elder" King Of England‏
Born ‎ 875 at Wessex, England, died ‎ Jul 17, 924 at Farndon On Dee, Farrington, Berkshire, England‎, 48 or 49 years, buried ‎ UNKNOWN at Winchester

! Edward I is sometimes referred to as "the English Justinian" He had a love for justice, honor, and order in his affairs. At one point in his reign, he faced a declaration of war with France and rebellions from the Welsh and Scots. He decided that the only way to overcome his difficulties would be to solicit the support of his people. In 1295 he called together a parliament consisting of representatives of the nobility, the church, and the common people. This "Model Parliament" marked the beginning of parliamentary government in England, a system which has continued to the present day. "What touches all," Edward proclaimed, "should be approved by all, and it is also clear that common dangers should be met by measures agreed upon in common." He restricted the power of the king by accepting the rule that taxes could not be levied or laws made except by the consent of parliament.
Ancestral File Number: 9GB3-CL