S son, edward, succeeded to the throne, and alfred also had an illegitimate son named osferth. Edward was in turn succeeded by his son aethelstan, who finally managed to unite the saxons into what we now know of as england. S younger son by ealhswith is stated by asser in his biography of the king. Asser also provides valuable detail on the boy.
Osferth or osferd or osfrith. Was described by alfred the great in his will as a. Osferth witnessed royal charters from. As an ealdorman between. In a charter of edward the elder he was described as a brother of the king. Osferth or osferd or osfrith. Was described by alfred the great in his will as a. He witnessed as an ealdorman between. Simon keynes and michael lapidge suggest that he may have been a relative of alfred. S mother osburh, or a son of oswald filius regis. Who may in turn have been a son of alfred. S elder brother and predecessor as king, æthelred i.
Saxon kings whose wills have survived to the present day, both of which are found in the same manuscript, british library. Saxon kings whose wills have survived to the present day, both of which are found in the same manuscript, british library additional ms. Known as the liber de hyda and a recent upload to our digitised manuscripts site.
Here died alfred, æthelwulf. S offspring, six days before the feast of all hallows. He was king over all the english race except that part which was under danish control, and he held that kingdom twenty. And then edward, his son, succeeded to the kingdom. Alfred the great was the king of wessex from was thefirst king who laid claim to being the king of the english. King of the english.
King alfred of wessex is a man of medium stature and slim build, but nonetheless courageous in battle, a strong tactician, and a man of great political acumen. As a younger son of king aethelwulf and lady osburh, he was not immediately groomed to be king. King alfred of wessex. Is probably the best known of all anglo. Saxon rulers, even if the first thing to come into many people. S minds in connection with him is something to do with burnt confectionery.