Reigned 871-899. He prevented the Danish conquest of England, defeating them
at Edington(878) after a campaign of guerrila warfare. After his victory he
allowed the Danes to keep their conquests in Mercia nd East Anglia provided
that Guthrum, their King, was converted to Christianity. Alfred built a navy
of Warships to defend the south coast against further Danish invasions (885-86
;892-96) and protected Wessex with a chain of fortifications. He took London
(886), this gaining control of all England except the Danish areas.
Father: , AEthelwulf, King of England, b. ABT 800
Mother: , Osburga
Married 868, Winchester, England to , Ealhswith of the Gaini
Child 1: , AEthelflaed, Lady of Mercia, b. CIR 869
Child 2: , Edmund, b. ABT 870
Child 3: , Edward the Elder, King of England, b. 869
Child 4: , AEfthryth
Child 5: , AEthelgeofu of Shaftesbury, Abbess of Shaftesbury
Child 6: , AEthelweard, b. 880
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