Thelstan

Some articles on thelstan:

Alphege Of Wells
... At the start of the reign of King Æthelstan in 924, Ælfheah was a member of his household, one of his mass priests, who were probably responsible for looking after his relics ... Early in Æthelstan's reign, Ælfheah witnessed his manumission of a slave called Ealdred, and he also attested a charter on the day of Æthelstan's coronation, 4 September 925 ...
Ecgwynn - Family Background - Noble Consort or Lowly Concubine
... consulted by William of Malmesbury for his accounts of Æthelstan's parentage seem to reflect the political stances which polarised during these succession struggle(s) ... from a non-contemporary Latin poem in praise of Æthelstan, he describes Ecgwynn as “a distinguished woman” (illustris femina) and John of Worcester follows suit, giving the similar ... William was also aware of rumours (though he rejected them) that Æthelstan's mother was a concubine, as propagated by “a certain Ælfred” who ...
Edith Of Polesworth - Identity - As Sister To A West-Saxon King
... which confirms that on 30 January 926 King Æthelstan married his sister to Sihtric (d ... and Ecgwynn, and therefore a full-blooded sister to Æthelstan, but says that he was unable to discover her name in any of the sources available to him ... Edward's second wife, and hence Æthelstan's half-sister ...
Adelolf, Count Of Boulogne
... an ambassador to his maternal first cousin King Æthelstan of England by Count Hugh the Great, effective ruler of northern France under Rudolph, Duke of Burgundy, who had been elected ... Adelolf was to seek the English king's agreement to a marriage between Hugh and another of Æthelstan's sisters ... Among the lavish gifts sent to Æthelstan, an avid collector of relics, were said to be the sword of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great and the Holy Lance ...
Edwin, Son Of Edward The Elder
... careful work of expansion was undone when the Mercians chose Edward's oldest son Æthelstan—probably raised in Mercia at the court of Æthelflæd—to be their king while the West Saxons picked Æl ... sudden and convenient" death followed six weeks after that of his father, but Æthelstan appears not to have been recognised as king by the West Saxons until a year after his father's death, suggesting that ... At some point during the reign of his half-brother Æthelstan, Edwin witnessed a charter, S 1417, at New Minster, Winchester, granting lands to one Alfred, a thegn (minister) of King Æthels ...