People/Characters: Athelstan

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The Age of Athelstan: Britain's Forgotten History (Revealing History) by Paul Hill
The Anglo-Saxon chronicle by Anonymous
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle by James Ingram
Anglo-Saxon England by Frank M. Stenton
Anglo-Saxon Poetry by R. K. Gordon
The Beginnings of English Society by Dorothy Whitelock
A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons by Geoffrey Hindley
The conquest of England by Eric Linklater
Elene; Judith; Athelstan, or the Fight at Brunanburh; Byrhtnoth, or the Fight at Maldon; and the Dream of the Rood by Garnett. James Mercer. 1840-1916.
In Search Of The Dark Ages by Michael Wood
Middle English Verse Romances by Donald B. Sands
Poems from the Old English by Burton Raffel
The Sagas of Icelanders by Örnólfur Thorsson
The Saxon and Norman Kings by Christopher Brooke
The Saxon Kings by Richard Humble
Translation of The charter granted to The Free men of Malmesbury By king Athelstan and The ratification thereof by King William III by Lynam E.W.
Æthelstan: The First King of England by Sarah Foot

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Athelstan (died 939). King of Wessex 924-939. The son of Edward the Elder and grandson of Alfred the Great, he was probably born around 900. In addition to being King of Wessex, he had effective control over Mercia, and a series of campaigns (including the great Battle of Brunanburh) gave him dominion over most of England and much of Wales. But he died without a son, leaving the kingdom to a half-brother, Edmund, who could not consolidate all of his victories. Nonetheless Athelstan's reign was a time of both military and cultural success.

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