Ealhswith  (Mercia) of England

Ealhswith (Mercia) of England (abt. 0852 - 0902)

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Ealhswith "Alswitha, Aethelswida, Elswitha, Æhlswith, Elhswyth, Ealhswith,Ethelswitha, Lady of the Mercians, Queen of England" of England formerly Mercia aka of the Gaini, of Wessex
Born about in Mercia, Englandmap
Wife of — married in Winchester, Englandmap
Died in St. Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Hampshiremap
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Ealhswith of the Gaini, Queen of the Anglo-Saxons

Ealhswith, or Ealswitha, (b. c. 852 Mercia)[1][2] was the daughter of Æthelred Mucil, Ealdorman of the Gaini.

Family

m. 868, to Alfred the Great, king of Wessex.[3] Issue:
  • Edward the Elder, later king of Wessex
  • Ælfthryth m. Baldwin II, Count of Flander
  • Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians.

Religion

After Alfred's death in 899, Ealhswith became a nun. She died 05 December 902, [4] and is buried in St. Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire.

Sources

  • Courtesy of fantastically full family tree cf.:

Hughes of Gwerclas 1/2/3/4:

http://www.maximiliangenealogy.co.uk/burke1/Royal%20Descents/hughesofgwerclas_1.htm

http://www.maximiliangenealogy.co.uk/burke1/Royal%20Descents/hughesofgwerclas_2.htm

http://www.maximiliangenealogy.co.uk/burke1/Royal%20Descents/hughesofgwerclas_3.htm

http://www.maximiliangenealogy.co.uk/burke1/Royal%20Descents/hughesofgwerclas_4.htm

  1. 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.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ealhswith_av_Mercia
  2. Ealhswith (or Ealswitha) means "Temple strength".
  3. History of the Anglo-Saxons (1831) by Sir Francis Palgrave for more details on her husband Alfred the Great.
  4. Costambeys, Marios (2004). "Ealhswith (d. 902), consort of Alfred, king of the West Saxons". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/39226. Retrieved 25 October 2012. (subscription or UK public library membership required)


Biography

Sources

  1. 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.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ealhswith_av_Mercia
  2. Ealhswith (or Ealswitha) means "Temple strength".
  3. History of the Anglo-Saxons (1831) by Sir Francis Palgrave for more details on her husband Alfred the Great.
  4. Costambeys, Marios (2004). "Ealhswith (d. 902), consort of Alfred, king of the West Saxons". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/39226. Retrieved 25 October 2012. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  • Entered from the Genealogy worksheets compiled by Ralph Pryor during his 40 years of research, traveling extensively in the military and in retirement. Entered by * Greg Rose, Grandson.


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On December 5, 2015 at 23:07GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Unknown-290240 and Mercia-181 appear to represent the same person because: Same husband



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