Definition of Edward the elder
1. Noun. King of Wessex whose military success against the Danes made it possible for his son Athelstan to become the first king of all England (870-924).
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Literary usage of Edward the elder
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1. The Schools of Medieval England by Arthur Francis Leach (1915)
"CHAPTER VI THE SCHOOLS FROM edward the elder TO EDWARD THE CONFESSOR THE influence and the example of Alfred in his insistence on the importance of ..."
2. History of the Anglo-Saxons by Francis Palgrave (1876)
"UPON the death of Alfred, the succession was contested between his son Edward, usually called edward the elder, ..."
3. The Dictionary of English History by Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling (1884)
"overtaken by Edward the Elder, and put to rout. Several uf tho Danish leaders were slain in this engagement, and amongst them King ..."
4. The History of Modern Europe: And a View of the Progress of Society from the by William Russell (1837)
"Alfred was succeeded by his son Edward the Elder, being the first of that name who sat on the English throne. Though inferior to his father in genius and ..."
5. The Comic History of England by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett, John Leech (1864)
"FROU KING edward the elder TO THE NORMAN CONQUEST. the death of Alfred, his second son, Edward, took possession of tho throne, when he was served with a ..."