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Offa, King of Mercia. Many historians regard Offa as the most powerful Anglo-Saxon king before Alfred the Great.

Offa, King of Mercia. Many historians regard Offa as the most powerful Anglo-Saxon king before Alfred the Great. Offas Dyke - great walk in Wales, earliest physical separation of Wales from England

Ealhswith, Queen consort of Wessex. Tenure: 23 April 871 – 26 October 899 Ealhswith, Queen consort of Wessex and daughter of a Mercian nobleman was the paternal grandmother of Edith I, Queen of England.  Notice that her right hand has been over-painted white.

Ealhswith was a Mercian princess who married Alfred, Anglo-Saxon king of Wessex. She was never called queen and she never witnessed any charters during Alfred’s administration. But she was the moth.

Edith of Wessex was the Queen of Edward the Confessor of England

Edith of Wessex, Queen of England

Alfred the Great, King of the Anglo-Saxons. (849 – 26 October 899) (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, "elf counsel") was King of Wessex from 871 to 899.  Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England.

Alfred the Great 849 – 26 Oct 899 (Old English: Ælfrēd, Ælfrǣd, "elf counsel") King of Wessex from 871 to He defended his kingdom against the Vikings, and became the dominant ruler in England.

The so-called Athelstan Psalter (British Library MS Cotton Galba A XVIII) has an intriguing history. Written in North-East Francia in the 9th century, it had been taken to England by the 10th century, where it reputedly passed through the hands of Athelstan, king of Wessex and England (r. 924-939).

An Anglo Saxon,"king of the English". The psalter is the book of Psalms with the liturgical calendar and book of the saints.

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Thyra, daughter of Sweyn 'Forkbeard' and Gunhilda married Godwine, Earl of Wessex. Parents of Harold II

Edith of Wessex (c. 1025 – 18 December 1075) was the daughter of Godwin of Wessex, a great cause of trouble for her husband, King Edward (later known as Edward the Confessor). In 1051 Godwin was exiled and Edith sent to a nunnery, but they were all reinstated in 1052 and she became a trusted advisor. Her piety is emphasised in the Vita Edwardi.  She had no children and her brother, Harold, took the throne on Edward's death.  She was treated with honour by William I after his conquest of…

Edith of Wessex (c. 1025 – 18 December was the daughter of Godwin of Wessex, a great cause of trouble for her husband, King Edward (later known as Edward the Confessor). In 1051 Godwin was exiled and Edith sent to a nunnery, but they were all reinst

Emma (born c. 985 – 6 March 1052 in Winchester, Hampshire) was born in Normandy to Richard the Fearless Duke of Normandy and his second wife, Gunnora. Through her marriages to Æthelred the Unready (1002-1016) and Cnut the Great (1017-1035), she became the Queen Consort of England, Denmark, and Norway. She was the mother of three sons, Harthacnut, Edward the Confessor, and Alfred, as well as two daughters, Goda of England, and Gunhilda of Denmark.

Queen Emma of Normandy and her sons,Edward the Confessor and Alfred Aetheling, being received by her brother Duke Richard II of Normandy

Edward the Confessor was the son of Ethelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy (daughter of Richard the Fearless). King Cnut of Denmark invaded, killed Edward's brother King Edmund Ironside, and married Emma, so Edward went into hiding in Normandy. Cnut's son became king but died without an heir, upon which Edward was made King of Wessex. Edward in turn died without an heir, and was followed by Harold, then William of Normandy.

Edward the Confessor - King of England, last Anglo-Saxon king of the House of Wessex

On this day 6th January, 1066 the last Anglo-Saxon King of England Harold II was crowned. He reigned for ten months before he died at the Battle of Hastings, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror. Harold was the first of only three Kings of England to have died in battle, the other being Richard I and Richard III

king-harold-ii-harold-godwinson-house-of-wessex-Last Anglo-Saxon king of England, January to October He was defeated and killed by William of Normandy (William the Conqueror) at the Battle of Hastings.

"Reconstructions of the long Later Phase veils as opposed to the shorter Migration Period veil. Ref' Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England: AD 450-750 2006 Penelope Walton-Rodgers."

Reconstructions of the long Later Phase veils as opposed to the shorter Migration Period veil. Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England: AD 2006 Penelope Walton-Rodgers.

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