House of Wessex

“The House of Wessex”  became rulers of a unified English nation. (PRINCE JORDANS GRANDPA.)  Alfred the Great (871–899).  (and) Edward the Elder,  (Alfred’s son,) “united” southern England under “THEIR” rule by “conquering (one) of the “Viking” houses. (House of Gorm-the-Old)  that  occupied areas of Mercia and East Anglia

This period of the English monarchy is known as the “Anglo-Saxon” period, due to the fact that the majority of settlers in England were Angles (in Mercia and East Anglia)  or Saxons (in WessexEssexMiddlesexSurreySussex and Northumbria); a smaller group of settlers, the Jutes in Kent, Wight and in parts of east Sussex, merged with the Saxons.

PRINCE JORDANS FAMILY rule was often contested, notably by the” “Danish King” Sweyn Forkbeard who disliked (PRINCE JORDANS FAMILY)  and invaded them in 995. He did win that round and occupied the united English throne for one whole year!  From: (1013 to 1014,)  during that time: (PRINCE JORDANS-OTHER- GRADPARENTS) ruled other areas.  (Grandparents) –Æthelred the Unready and his son Edmund Ironside

Æthelwold (/ˈæθəlwld/) or Æthelwald (died 902 or 903)[a] was the younger of two known sons of Æthelred I, King of Wessex from 865 to 871. Æthelwold and his brother Æthelhelm were still infants when their father the king died while fighting a “Danish-Viking invasion.” The throne passed to the king’s younger brother (Æthelwold’s uncle) Alfred the Great (PRINCE JORDANS GRANDFATHER), who carried on the war against the (House of Gorm-The-Old) and “Finally won”  a crucial victory at the Battle of Edington in 878.

After Alfred’s death in 899, Æthelwold disputed the throne with Alfred’s son, Edward the Elder. As senior ætheling (prince of the royal dynasty eligible for kingship), Æthelwold had a VERY strong claim to the throne. He attempted to raise an army to support his claim, but was unable to get sufficient support to meet Edward in battle and fled to Viking-controlled Northumbria, where he was accepted as king. In 901 or 902 he sailed with a fleet to Essex, where he was also accepted as king.

The following year Æthelwold persuaded the East Anglian Danes to attack Edward’s territory in Wessex and Mercia. Edward retaliated with a raid on East Anglia, and when he withdrew the men of Kent lingered and met the East Anglian Danes at the Battle of the Holme(The Danes were victorious) but suffered heavy losses, including the death of (PRINCE JORDANS GRANDFATHER) Æthelwold, which ended the challenge to Edward’s rule.

 

THE FRENCH / ENGLISH / NORMADY-VIKING HOUSE

Then, there was a Anglo-Saxon restoration between 1042 and 1066 under (Prince Great-Cousin) Edward the Confessor, who was a son of (PRINCE JORDANS GRANDPA)  “Æthelred”, who was later succeeded by a (cousin.) Harold Godwinson, a member of the House of Godwin, possibly a side branch of the Cerdicings (see Ancestry of the Godwins). After the Battle of Hastings.

(PRINCE’S IMMEDIATE GRANDFATHER)  the victorious “French / English” VIKING- Duke of Normandy  (WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR!) – William I of England  took over.  *{William is one of “King Davids” and “Abrahams” Grandsons.} HE WAS FULFILLING:  GODS PROMISE TO ABRAHAM AND KING DAVID

 

Anglo-Saxon attempts to restore Edgar the Ætheling, a grandson of Edmund Ironside.  were passed over, as (William the Conqueror)  descendants secured their rule.

“THE HOUSE OF WESSEX!”- King Edgar’s nieceMatilda of Scotland”  married (PRINCE JORDANS)-“IMMEDIATE”- GRANDFATHER.  (WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR) as a result,  “MATILDA OF SCOTLAND” became: Prince Jordan’s Grandmother.
William’s- son is: King-Henry I,  {they formed a “VERY LARGE” link {between the two dynasties.} King Henry II was a descendant of the (House of Wessex) and also (PRINCE JORDANS GRANDFATHER) {in the female line,}- something that contemporary English commentators noted with approval.[3]
 
 

The House of Wessex predominantly ruled from Winchester (Wintan-ceastre). Going back to Cynegils, several kings and consorts of the dynasty were buried at the cathedral in Winchester.


“Only one King” from the:  “House of Wessex” was buried in London. (PRINCE JORDANS GRANDFATHER) (Æthelred the Unready)
, at Old St. Paul’s,). Edward the Confessor favored Westminster as a residence, and his construction of a large Romanesque church there would lead to its later prominence. Other kings from the (PRINCE JORDANS) Wessex dynasty are buried at SherborneWimborne, and Brookwood.

Cerdic, (534), founder of the West Saxon kingdom, or Wessex. All the sovereigns of England except Canute, Hardecanute, the two Harolds, and William the Conqueror are said to be descended from him.

(As noted above) “William The Conqueror” did marry Matilda I of House of Flanders (aka) Baldwin and she belonged to Wessex. (Marriage was around 1051)

Descent from Cerdic became a necessary qualification for later kings of Wessex, and he was claimed ancestor of Ecgberht, King of Wessex, progenitor of the English royal house and subsequent rulers of England and Britain.

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