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Was Athelstan England’s First King

Robbie Mitchell writing on Ancient Origins has published an interesting article, “Was Athelstan England’s First and Greatest King?”

“Britain has had more than sixty monarchs over the centuries. Some have been good; some have been bad, but few are held in as high regard as King Athelstan. King Athelstan, often described as the first king of England, has one of the best reputations of all the English monarchs. Famed for his morals, knowledge of politics, and leadership skills, Athelstan reigned over some of the greatest victories in early British history. But does the historical record support this? Can he really be deemed Britain’s greatest king?”

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Miniature of Athelstan of England in a 13th century royal genealogy. ( Public Domain )

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