Southern Anthology

Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Æthelflæd of Wessex[1, 2, 3]

Female 870 - 918  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name Æthelflæd of Wessex 
    Born ca. 870 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Jun 918  Tamworth, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20506  Dickinson
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2018 

    Father Ælfred of Wessex,   b. 849, Wantage, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca. 26 Oct 899  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ealhswith,   b. ca. 848, Mercia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca. 902, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 868 
    • "In the year of our Lord's incarnation 868, which was the twentieth of King Alfred's life, the aforesaid revered King Alfred, then occupying only the rank of viceroy (secundarii), betrothed and espoused a noble Mercian lady, daughter of Æthelred, surnamed Mucin, Ealdorman of the Gaini. The mother of this lady was named Eadburh, of the royal line of Mercia, whom I often saw with my own eyes a few years before her death. She was a venerable lady, and after the decease of her husband remained many years a chaste widow, even till her own death."

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    Family ID F2432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Æthelred of Mercia,   d. 912 
    Married 889  [5
    Children 
     1. Æthelstan of Mercia,   b. ca. 890,   d. ca. 903  (Age ~ 13 years)  [Birth]
     2. Ælflwynn of Mercia,   d. aft. 919  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F6481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jun 918 - Tamworth, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://bit.ly/2FRCgrk.

    2. [S431] The Henry Project: The ancestors of king Henry II of England: An experiment in cooperative medieval genealogy on the internet, Stewart Baldwin and Todd Farmerie (editors), (Online: sbaldw.home.mindspring.com/hproject/henry.htm), http://sbaldw.home.mindspring.com/hproject/prov/aelfr000.htm, 17 Jan 2018.

    3. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 10.

    4. [S441] Asser's Life of King Alfred, Albert S. Cook, William Henry Stevenson, ed., (Boston: Ginn & Co., 1906 ), 17 or https://archive.org/stream/asserslifeofking00asseiala#page/16/mode/2up.

    5. [S439] Saxons vs. Vikings: Alfred the Great and England in the Dark Ages, Ed West, (New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2017), 106.