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Edward I "The Elder" King of England (son of King Alfred "The Great" of England and Ealhswith [Alswitha]) was born Abt. 875 in Wessex, England, and died 924 in Farrington, Berkshire, England. He married Edgiva I/ /Eggwyn on Abt. 893.

 Includes NotesNotes for Edward I "The Elder" King of England:
Anglo-Saxon Bishops, Kings & Nobles, England 104,p300,342,343; Royal Line of Succession, A16-A225,p6; Hist of the Anglo-Saxons, England. 36, v 1 p 458-517; Burke's Peerage,!The Oxford Illistrated History of the British Monarchy by Cannon and Griffith. Keiser und Koenig Hist., Gen Hist 25, pt 1 p 96,97; Anderson's Royal Genealogies, England 130 p 738 The Plantagenet Ancestry, England 116,p 21. 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 elicit 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, should be approved by all, and it is also clear that common dangers should be met by measures agreed upon in common." Edward proclaimed. 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. [1]

See Fact sheet for source; 1


D. 924, king of Wessex (899-924). The son and successor of Alfred, he fought with his father against the Danes and was apparently joint king with him. He gradually became ruler of all England Sout of the Humber. [2]

See Fact sheet for source; 2

More About Edward I "The Elder" King of England:
Source (3): 1 Encatra.
Source (4): 2 The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia Copyrightę 1994.

More About Edward I "The Elder" King of England and Edgiva I/ /Eggwyn:
Marriage: Abt. 893

Children of Edward I "The Elder" King of England and Edgiva I/ /Eggwyn are:
  1. +Princess Edgiva II, b. Abt. 890, Wessex, England, d. October 28, 951.
  2. +King Edmund "The Magnificent" of England, b. Abt. 923, Wessex, England, d. May 26, 946.
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