Ælfweard of Wessex

Ælfweard was the second son of Edward the Elder, the eldest born to his second wife Ælfflæd. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states that Ælfweard died soon after his father's death on 17 July 924 and that they were buried together at Winchester. Manuscript D of the Chronicle specifies. No reign is explicitly attributed to him here. However, a list of West-Saxon kings in the 12th-century Textus Roffensis mentions him as his father's successor, with a reign of four weeks, he is described as king in the New Minster Liber Vitae, an 11th-century source based in part on earlier material. On the other hand, William of Malmesbury, relying on a poem, related that Edward's eldest son, Æthelstan, succeeded directly under the terms of King Alfred's will; the poem had once been considered a near-contemporary authority, but Michael Lapidge has shown this to be based on a misunderstanding of William's reference to "a certain ancient book". This conflicting documentation has led to alternative interpretations, some modern historians concluding that he had succeeded his father in preference to his older half-brother Æthelstan, while others maintain that Æthelstan was the only heir to his father.

Alternatively, a divided rule has been suggested, since the so-called Mercian register of the Chronicle reports that Æthelstan became king of the Mercians, William of Malmesbury, though denying a reign for Ælfweard, reports that Æthelstan was educated at the Mercian court of his aunt Æthelflæd. In the view of Simon Keynes, Ælfweard was recognised as king in Wessex and Æthelstan in Mercia, although it is possible that Edward intended a division of the kingdom after his death, it is more that the leaders of Wessex chose Ælfweard and Mercia set up Æthelstan in opposition.Ælfweard died only 16 days after his father, on 2 August 924 at Oxford, was buried at the New Minster, Winchester. Æthelstan still had difficulty in securing acceptance in Wessex, he was not crowned King of the Anglo-Saxons until 4 September 925. House of Wessex family tree Foot, Sarah. Æthelstan the first king of England. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-12535-1. Keynes, Simon. "Rulers of the English, c.450–1066". In Michael Lapidge.

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England. Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 978-0-6312-2492-1. Lapidge, Michael. "Some Latin Poems as Evidence for the Reign of Athelstan." In Anglo-Latin Literature 900–1066, ed. M. Lapidge. London, 1993. Lapidge, Michael; the Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Anglo-Saxon England. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-0-631-22492-1. Walker, Ian W.. Mercia and the Making of England. Sutton Pub Limited. ISBN 978-0-7509-2131-2. Williams, Ann, "Some Notes and Considerations on Problems Connected with the English Royal Succession, 860–1066", Proceedings of the Battle Conference, 1978, R. Allen Brown, ed. Boydell & Brewer, 1979, 144–167. Yorke, Barbara. Bishop Æthelwold, his Career and Influence. Woodbridge, 1988. Keynes, Simon; the Liber Vitae of the New Minster and Hyde Abbey in Winchester. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde and Bagger. Pp. 20–22. Ælfweard 4 at Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England

Michael O. Freeman

Michael Orville Freeman is an attorney and politician from the state of Minnesota. He is the county attorney for Hennepin County, the most populous county in the state, of which the county seat is Minneapolis. Freeman received a B. A. from Rutgers University in 1970 and a J. D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1974. He is the son of Orville Freeman, a former Minnesota governor and Secretary of Agriculture under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, Freeman was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1982, representing the old District 40, which included the city of Richfield and a portion of Bloomington in Hennepin County, he was re-elected in 1986. He was vice chair of the Finance Committee from 1987 to 1991, of the Economic Development and Commerce Committee from 1983 to 1986, he chaired the Economic Development Subcommittee from 1983 to 1986. Freeman was elected Hennepin County Attorney in 1990, serving until 1999, he again ran for and was elected county attorney by a wide margin in 2006, after incumbent Amy Klobuchar opted to run for the U.

S. Senate seat being vacated by Mark Dayton. Freeman ran twice for governor of Minnesota. In 1994 he lost the DFL Party endorsement to John Marty. Marty was defeated in the general election by incumbent Governor Arne Carlson. In 1998 he won the DFL Party endorsement but lost the primary election to Skip Humphrey, who went on to lose the general election to Jesse Ventura. Michael O. Freeman at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present Hennepin County Attorney's Office


The IRI T250A is an Italian helicopter, designed and produced by Italian Rotors Industries of Aprilia and introduced in 2015. Now out of production, when it was available the aircraft was supplied ready-to-fly; the company seems to have been founded about 2013 and gone out of business in June 2016, ending production. The T250A features a single main rotor and tail rotor, a two-seats-in side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit with a windshield, skid landing gear and a 250 hp PBS TS 100 turboshaft engine made by PBS Velká Bíteš; the aircraft fuselage is made from composites. Its two-bladed rotor has a diameter of 7.6 m. The aircraft has a typical empty weight of 295 kg and a gross weight of 650 kg, giving a useful load of 355 kg. With full fuel of 130 litres the payload for the crew and baggage is 261 kg; the aircraft was built to ISO EN 9100 standards. Data from TackeGeneral characteristics Crew: one Capacity: one passenger Empty weight: 295 kg Gross weight: 650 kg Fuel capacity: 130 litres Powerplant: 1 × PBS TS 100 turboshaft engine, 190 kW Main rotor diameter: 7.6 m Main rotor area: 45 m2 Performance Maximum speed: 195 km/h Cruise speed: 175 km/h Rate of climb: 11 m/s Disk loading: 14.4 kg/m2 List of rotorcraft Official website archives on