Aethrelred Mucil
Ealhswith
(Cir 0852-0905)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Alfred the Great

Ealhswith

  • Born: Cir 852, Mercia, Berkshire England ?
  • Marriage: Alfred the Great
  • Died: 5 Dec 905, Winchester, Hampshire England aged about 53

  Noted events in her life were:

• source. Mary-Ann Cook who writes:
Ealhswith (or Ealswitha) of the Gaini was born c. 852 in Mercia. Her name means "Temple strength".
Her father was Æthelred Mucil, Ealdorman of the Gaini. She was married in 868, to Alfred the Great, king of Wessex. The children of Alfred and Ealhswith included Edward the Elder, later king of Wessex, Ælfthryth, who married Baldwin II, Count of Flanders, and Ethelfleda, who ruled as Lady of the Mercians.
After Alfred`s death in 899, Ealhswith became a nun. She died on 5 December 905, and is buried in St. Mary`s Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire


Ealhswith married someone Alfred the Great, son of Aethelwulf of Wessex and Osburh. (Alfred the Great was born circa 846 in Wantage, Berkshire England and died in Oct 899.)




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