Æthelflæda (Wessex) of Mercia

Æthelflæda (Wessex) of Mercia (0869 - 0918)

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Æthelflæda "Lady of the Mercians, Ethelfleda" of Mercia formerly Wessex aka of Wessex
Born in Wessex, Englandmap
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Wife of — married in Mercia, Englandmap
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Died in Tamworth, Staffordshiremap
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Categories: Kingdom of Mercia | This Day In History June 12 | House of Wessex.

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Æthelflæd (b. 869 - d. 12 Jun 918 Tamworth).[1][2]

bur. St. Peter's, Gloucester Cathedral.[1]



Æthelflæd, Lady of Mercia, was the eldest child of Alfred the Great and Ealhswith.


m. (late 889) Æthelred (d. 912), ealdorman of Mercia.[3] Issue:

  • Æthelstan (890/92 - 903/4)
  • Ælfwynn (d. after 919).


  • 911: Lady of the Mercians.


  • 911-18: ruled Mercia[2]
  • 910 and 918: joint campaigns with brother Edward, driving the Danish Vikings from England.


  • succeeded by Edward the Elder
  • Mercia was incorporated into Wessex. She is known as the


  • 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.
  • Cawley, C. (2006). Medieval Lands v.4. Fmg.ac. Web.[2]
  • Lundy, D. The Peerage. Web.[3]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cawley, 2006
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ashley, 2008
  3. parents unknown, (Cawley, 2006).[1]

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On 11 Apr 2017 at 21:39 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Unknown-239362 and Wessex-333 appear to represent the same person because: These 2 profiles are intended to be the same person - please merge

On 4 Jan 2017 at 17:07 GMT James LaLone wrote:

I can only find a listing for one husband, I think the two listed are the same person, the Wikipedia only lists one and Leo's site (which lists references and is quite reliable) also lists one - http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00322398&tree=LEO

On 5 Dec 2015 at 23:09 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Unknown-290236 and Wessex-333 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates, same relationships, please merge

On 30 Jul 2014 at 22:49 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

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Æthelflæda is 28 degrees from George Bush, 31 degrees from Rick San Soucie and 24 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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