King of Wessex
Reign 17 July,924 - 2 August,924
Born unknown
Died 2 August, 924
Buried Winchester Cathedral
Predecessor Edward the Elder
Successor Edwin or
Father Edward the Elder
Mother Elfleda

Ælfweard (died 2 August, 924) was the second known son of Edward the Elder. He succeeded his father as King of Wessex while his older half-brother Athelstan inherited Mercia. Ælfweard, who was probably never crowned, died soon after his father at Oxford.

Ælfweard may have been succeeded in Wessex by his younger brother Edwin (or Eadwine) as Athelstan was not crowned king of Wessex until 4 September, 925.


  • Miller, Sean, "Æthelstan" in M. Lapidge et al (eds), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England. Blackwell, London, 1999. ISBN 0-631-22492-0
  • Walker, Ian, Mercia and the Making of England. Sutton, Stroud, 2000. ISBN 0-7509-2131-5

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