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Æthelstan presentin a beuk tae Saunt Cuthbert
Æthelstan presentin a beuk tae St Cuthbert. Illustration in a gospel beuk presentit bi Æthelstan tae the saunt's shrine in Chester-le-Street, the earliest survivin portrait o an Inglis keeng. He wore a croun o the same design on his "crouned bust" coins.[1]
Keeng o the Anglo-Saxons
Coronation4 September 925
PredecessorEdward the Elder or Ælfweard
SuccessorHimsel (as Keeng o the Inglis)
Keeng o the Inglis
Ring927 – 27 October 939
PredecessorHimsel (as Keeng o the Anglo-Saxons)
SuccessorEdmund I
Bornc. 893/895
Dee'd27 October 939
BuirialMalmesbury Abbey
HooseHoose o Wessex
FaitherEdward the Elder
ReleegionChalcedonian Christianity

Athelstan or Æþelstān (c. 895 – 27 October, 939), cried the Glorious, wis the Keeng o Ingland frae 924/925 tae 939. He wis the son o King Edward the Elder, an nevoy o Ethelfleda (Æthelflæd) o Mercia. Æthelstan's success in securin the submission o Constantine II, Keeng o Scots, in 927 throu tae the Battle o Brunanburh in 937 led tae his claimin the teetle "Keeng o aw Breetain".[2] His ring is aften owerleuked, wi a hantle focus gang tae Alfred the Great afore him, an Edmund efter. Houaniver, his ring wis o fundamental importance tae political developments in the 10t century.

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