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King of Wessex and Mercia from 925, King of England from 926
He successfully invaded Scotland and Wales
He defeated an alliance of Danes and rebellious minor British kings at the Battle of Brunanburh in 937
19 May, 1536
Anne Boleyn beheaded
Queen Anne was executed on Tower Green, saving her the spectacle of a more public execution.
This king died at Burgh by Sands, Cumbria
He was on his way to fight the Scots
His tomb described him as 'the hammer of the Scots'