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Ælfwynn (Mercia) of Mercia (abt. 0888 - aft. 0919)

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Ælfwynn "Lady of the Mercians" of Mercia formerly Mercia
Born about in Mercia, Englandmap
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Died after in Wessex, Englandmap
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Ælfwynn (Mercia) of Mercia was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Ælfwynn of Mercia (b. ante 903 - d. after 919), succeeded her mother as Lady of the Mercians in 918, but was removed from power the next year and taken to Wessex. After that she falls off the record. There is no documentation of her getting married or having children.[1]


  1. Cawley, 2006;[1] b. c.888 (Wikipedia: Ælfwynn);
    Ashley, M. (2008). Mercia (585-919): Including Hwicce, Lindsey and the Magonsaete. A Brief History of British Kings and Queens, (pp.432). Philadelphia, PA: Running Press Book Publishers. Print;
    Williams, A. (1991). A Biographical Dictionary of Dark Age Britain: England, Scotland, and Wales, C. 500-c. 1050, pp. 16. Psychology Press. Google Books.[2]

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On 2 Oct 2018 at 15:42 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

ODNB says the wife of Ordgar is unknown. Hence it is impossible to name the mother of his son, Ordwulf. Unless a source for the relationship is provided Ælfwynn should be removed as Ordwulf's mother.

On 30 Jun 2017 at 20:25 GMT Bree Ogle wrote:

The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist, Volumes 13-14.[1] ... makes her wife of Edulph, Archbishop of York and mother of Leofwine, Earl of Mercia ...

On 22 Apr 2016 at 07:31 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Does anyone actually have sources for the 2 husbands/children , because everything I have seen indicates she was never married, nor had any children.

On 30 Jul 2014 at 22:47 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

Mercia-235 and Mercia-175 appear to represent the same person because: Proper First Name should be Aelfwynn with Preferred Name Ælfwynn - for Æ isn't recognized by Wikitree search.

Ælfwynn is 38 degrees from Rosa Parks, 34 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 25 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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