Ethelweard

Ethelweard
King of England
Reign July 17, 924 - August 2, 924
Born circa 904
Wessex
Died August 2, 924
Buried Winchester Cathedral
Married Never married
Parents Edward the Elder
Elfleda

Ethelweard or Æðelweard (904924) was son of Edward the Elder. According to one version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Æðelweard (a bookish boy) was appointed king.

Supposedly, he became a hermit at Bridgnorth, and was elected king by the witan after his father's death. He died in Oxford after being king for only sixteen days. Some say that he was assassinated upon the orders of his half-brother Æðelstan. He was buried at Winchester.


Preceded by:
Edward the Elder
King of England
924
Succeeded by:
Athelstan
Monarchs of England
Alfred | Edward the Elder | Ethelweard | Athelstan | Edmund I | Edred | Edwy | Edgar I | Edward the Martyr | Ethelred | Sweyn I*† | Edmund II | Canute*† | Harthacanute* | Harold I | Edward the Confessor | Harold II | Edgar II | William I | William II | Henry I | Stephen | Matilda | Henry II | Richard I | John | Henry III | Edward I | Edward II | Edward III | Richard II | Henry IV | Henry V | Henry VI | Edward IV | Edward V | Richard III | Henry VII | Henry VIII‡ | Edward VI‡ | Jane‡ | Mary I‡ | Elizabeth I‡ | James I‡§ | Charles I‡§ | Interregnum | Charles II‡§ | James II‡§ | William III‡§¶ and Mary II‡§ | Anne‡§
* Also Monarch of Denmark | † Also Monarch of Norway | ‡Also Monarch of Ireland | § Also Monarch of Scotland | ¶ Also Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, Overijssel and Drenthe

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