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Æthelswith (Wessex) of Mercia (abt. 0846 - abt. 0888)

Æthelswith "Queen of Mercia" of Mercia formerly Wessex aka of Wessex
Born about in Wantage, Berkshire, Englandmap
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Wife of — married 0853 in Chippenhammap
[children unknown]
Died about in Italymap
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Æthelswith, Queen of Mercia

b. ____ [citation needed][1].
d. 888 Italy[2]


m. 853 Burgred, King of Mercia. Issue: No known children.[3]


  1. not clear if Æthelswith was legitimate daughter of father's second wife, Osburga. Æthelwulf also had a mistress. See]
  2. d."on the way to Rome" or buried in Pavia. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, E, 888, F, 888, and A, 888, respectively.
  3. Crawley, C. (n.d.) Kings of Mercia 626-877.

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Janet L. Nelson, ‘Æthelwulf (d. 858)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 30 Sept 2017
posted by C. Mackinnon