Ælfweard of Wessex
West Saxon monarch
Aelfweard (904 - 2 August 924) was briefly the King of Wessex, following the death of his father, Edward the Elder. The Kingdom of England was divided between Aelfweard and his half-brother, Athelstan, who became King of Mercia.
|Ælfweard of Wessex|
|King of Wessex|
|Reign||17 July 924 - 2 August 924|
|Predecessor||Edward the Elder|
|Died||2 August 924|
|House||House of Wessex|
|Father||Edward the Elder|
Aelfweard lived for only 16 days after his father and was probably not even crowned. Athelstan became King of Wessex in September 924, so the English kingdom was re-united again.