Aethelstan Aetheling 985 – 1014

Aethelstan Aetheling likeness unknown

Aethelstan was born in 985 and died 25th June 1014. He was the eldest son of King Aethelred the Unready and his first wife Aelfgifu of York. Aethelstan was known as Aetheling because he was a son of a King, the term prince was not generally used at this time. His younger brother was Edmund Ironside, who eventually became King of England. Aethelstan had a reputation as a great warrior and it is thought he died fighting the Danish Vikings.

 Family tree for Aethelstan eldest son of  King Aethelred the Unready, showing:


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Heather Y Wheeler. (2017 – 2020). Aethelstan Aetheling 985 – 1014. Available: Last accessed November 12th, 2023