Edward the Elder was born between the years of 874-877 A.D. and he died #onthisday in 17th July 924 A.D. he was an English king in 899 A.D. who ascended the throne when his father died Alfred the great. His court was in Winchester and also had the capital at Wessex. He managed to capture the Eastern Midlands and East Anglia from the Danes in 916 A.D. and he became the ruler of Mercia in 918 A.D.until his death.

Although the charter gives his title as “Anglorum Saxonum rex ” or simply known as the King of the Anglo-Saxons. There is many sceptical source materials.