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CATA G - King Athelstan
Transcript of CATA G - King Athelstan
was the son of Edward the Elder and grandson of Alfred the Great.
Although he was a great warrior and managed to defeat the Vikings at Brunanburh, in AD 938, he did not retain control of the whole country.
King of England from 924 to 939. Athelstan brought about English unity by ruling both, Mercia and Wessex. He defeated an invasion by Scots, Irish, and the men of Strathclyde at Brunanburh, in 937. He overcame the Scandinavian kingdom based in York and increased English power on the Welsh and Scottish borders.
The kings, and queens, of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms became realy powerful, from the eighth to eleventh centuries.
The kingdoms began to expand and merge until by the tenth century three main kingdoms remained: Mercia, Wessex and Northumberland.
The kings of Wessex gradually became the dominant rulers and eventually controlled all of England.
Edward the Elder
Alfred the Great
Athelstan´s birth year.
Athelstan becomes king of Wessex and Mercia when his father dies.
Athelstan unifies Wessex and Northumbria and forces the kings of Wales, Strathclyde, the Picts and the Scots to submit to him.
He marries his siter to Sihtric the Viking King of York, to cement his ties with the North
He invades Scottland
Battle of Brunanbruh:
he de defeats alliance
of Scots, Celts, Dannes and
Vikings and he is named
king of all England.
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