athelstan King of the English

athelstanEdward's heir athelstan (reigned 925-39) was also a distinguished and audacious soldier who pushed the boundaries of the kingdom to their furthest extent yet.

In 927, athelstan took York from the Danes, he forced the submission of king Constantine of Scotland and of the northern kings, all five Welsh kings agreed to pay a huge annual tribute said to be 25,000 oxen.


The battle of Brunanburh in 937, in which athelstan led a force drawn from Britain and defeated an invasion by the king of Scotland in alliance with the Welsh and Danes from Dublin, earned him recognition by lesser kings in Britain.

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