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King Athelstan (924-940) is 30th great-granduncle to Queen Elizabeth II and of the House of Wessex. No children. Reigned for 16 yrs, 3, mos, 10 days. Succeeded by half-brother Edmund. son of Edward the Elder, Athelstan brought about English unity by ruling both Mercia and Wessex. He defeated an invasion by Scots, Irish, and the men of Strathclyde at Brunanburh in 937. He overcame the Scandinavian kingdom based in York and increased English power on the Welsh and Scottish borders.

Key facts about King Athelstan who was born reigned - including biography, historical timeline and links to the British royal family tree.

Bury St Edmunds Abbey ruins, Suffolk, England, UK. In 1214, the Archbishop of Canterbury and 25 barons swore at the high altar that they would make King John sign the charter that would become Magna Carta. He signed it (under protest) at Runnymede the following year. The top and bottom photos show the high altar where the barons made their vow; the middle engravings mark the spot and list the 25 barons. The town’s motto is “Shrine of a King; Cradle of the Law”.

In the Archbishop of Canterbury and 25 barons swore at the high altar that they would make King John sign the charter that would become Magna Carta. He signed it (under protest) at Runnymede the fol

'Dancers (A Quick Step to Recovery)' - Ipswich, Suffolk, England;  one dancing couple (of two) in the courtyard of South Ward Ipswich Hospital;  made by sculptor Paul Richardson

LullaBeats welcomed its first LullaBaby in Ipswich, Suffolk, England in This sculpture by Paul Richardson, 'Dancers (A Quick Step to Recovery)' is in the courtyard of South Ward Ipswich Hospital. We love art in the healthcare setting.

Aldeburgh Beach by Howard Phipps

Aldeburgh Beach by Howard Phipps - The Rowley Gallery - Fine Frames & Fine Art since 1898 - Kensington, London

The Children's Book Illustration MA Graduate Show at Anglia Ruskin will warm the coldest of hearts

The Children's Book Illustration MA Graduate Show at Anglia Ruskin will warm the coldest of hearts

Witnesham, Suffolk phone box with flower baskets

Witnesham, Suffolk phone box with flower baskets

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