Athelstan ‘the roof-tree of the honour of the western world’ ‘Æðelstan cyning lædde fyrde to Brunanbyrig’ (‘Athelstan the King led the fyrd to Brunanburh’) Figure 1: Athelstan’s tomb at Malmesbury Contents Background Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms The Vikings Alfred Edward the Elder Athelstan parentage Mother Appearance and demeanour as a youth Fostered with Aethelflaed Accession and Reign(s) … Continue reading Athelstan