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With the death of Alfred the Great in 899, his son Edward succeeded to the Wessex crown. Together with his sister *Æthelfleda, ‘the lady of the Mercians’, Edward began to forge a strong English kingdom. The Danes raided in 910 and the king marched his army to Staffordshire to intercept them. On 5 August Edward won a convincing victory and extended his kingdom as far north as the Humber.

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