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Athelstan

[ath-uh l-stan] /ˈæθ əlˌstæn/
noun
1.
a.d. 895?–940, king of England 925–940.
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Athelstan

/ˈæθəlstən/
noun
1.
?895–939 ad, king of Wessex and Mercia (924–939 ad), who extended his kingdom to include most of England
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Word Origin and History for Athelstan

masc. proper name, Old English Æðelstane, literally "noble stone;" see atheling + stone (n.).

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Encyclopedia Article for Athelstan

first West Saxon king to have effective rule over the whole of England.

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