Ealhswith  (Mercia) of England

Ealhswith (Mercia) of England (0852 - 0902)

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Queen 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 in Mercia, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married in Winchester, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
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

  • 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)
  • Hart, Cyril (1973). "Athelstan 'Half King' and his family". Anglo-Saxon England (Cambridge University Press) 2: 115–144. doi:10.1017/s0263675100000375. ISBN 0 521 20218 3.
  • Keynes, Simon; Lapidge, Michael, eds. (1983). Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred & Other Contemporary Sources. Penguin Classics. ISBN 978-0-14-04440-94, pp71-72, 77; 235-236,

240-41.

  • Williams, Ann (1991). "Ealhswith wife of King Alfred d. 902". In Ann Williams, Alfred P. Smyth and D. P. Kirby eds. A Biographical Dictionary of Dark Age Britain. Seaby. ISBN 1 85264 0472.
  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)

Acknowledgment

  • 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 24 Aug 2017 at 14:24 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

The children on this profile need to be sorted out. Per the sources, it looks like there are 5 children., but would prefer that the project sort this out.

On 23 Aug 2017 at 16:24 GMT Helen (Coleman) Ford wrote:

Mucel-8 and Mercia-181 appear to represent the same person because: Biography shows that they are clearly meant to represent the same person.

On 21 Jul 2016 at 13:04 GMT James LaLone wrote:

One of the sources mentioned http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ealhswith_av_Mercia : states "Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. Please search for Ealhswith av Mercia in Wikipedia to check for alternative titles or spellings. " Something has changed.

On 21 Jul 2016 at 12:55 GMT James LaLone wrote:

Is this correct - it appears that Eahlswith's parents are siblings or half siblings - http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Mercia-Family-Tree-181. Yet when you click on http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mercia-168 only one husband is shown -http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mercia-26, nor is she shown as a mother of Aelfred with an unknown husband. Something is messed up somewhere???

On 5 Dec 2015 at 23:07 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

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



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