Ealhswith of the Gaini, Queen of the Anglo-Saxons
- m. 868, to Alfred the Great, king of Wessex. Issue:
- Edward the Elder, later king of Wessex
- Ælfthryth m. Baldwin II, Count of Flander
- Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians.
After Alfred's death in 899, Ealhswith became a nun. She died 05 December 905, and is buried in St. Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire.
- Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Chobham, Surrey, U.K., volume 1, issue 6, page 407.
- Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 9.
- E. B. Fryde, D. E. Greenway, S. Porter and I. Roy, editors, Handbook of British Chronology, 3rd edition (London, U.K.: Royal Historical Society, 1986), page 24.
- G. S. P. Freeman-Grencville, The Queen's Lineage: from A.D. 495 to the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (London , U.K.: Rex Collings, 1977), page 4.
- Ealhswith (or Ealswitha) means "Temple strength".
- History of the Anglo-Saxons (1831) by Sir Francis Palgrave for more details on her husband Alfred the Great.
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No known carriers of Ealhswith's mitochondrial DNA have taken an mtDNA test.
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