Ancestors of the Aylings

The following brief life stories concern two Anglo-Saxon leaders in Southern England, who deserve to be better known, and who may well have been among the early ancestors of the Ayling family. They contain a considerable amount of detail, but while much of the content is fictional, they are both closely based upon the known historical events of the time.

The pages are very text-heavy, so they have been split into two sections – King Aelle and Edgar Atheling.