Athelstan 924-939 House of Wessex. Eldest son of Edward the Elder. A favourite of his grandfather, Alfred the Great, who gifted him with a purple robe and a sword as a child. Inherited a shared kingdom with his brother Ælfweard (904-924) who died soon afterwards. Defended his kingdom against both Vikings and Scots using war and political alliances through marriage. Buried at Malmesbury Abbey.