Edward died leading the army against a Welsh-Mercian rebellion.
924 (17th July)
Edward’s eldest son, by his first wife, Aethelstan, became King either immediately or after the death of his half-brother Aelfweard who died on 2nd August 924.
925 (4th September)
Aethelstan was crowned at Kingston upon Thames. The ceremony was performed by Athelm, Archbishop of Canterbury.
926 (8th January)
Athelm, Archbishop of Canterbury, died
926 (after January)
Wulfhelm was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury
Sigtryggr (Sihtric) of Northumbria, Aethelstan’s brother-in-law died. He was succeeded by a son from a previous marriage who refused to continue the alliance with Aethelstan. Aethelstan invaded Northumbria and captured York.
927 (12th July)
Treaty of Eamont
King Constantine of Scotland, King Owain of Strathclyde and Ealdred of Bamburgh agreed this treaty and accepted Aethelstan as ruler of Northumbria. This secured peace and meant that Aethelstan had succeeded in re-taking control of the kingdoms of England. He became the first King of England.