Person:Ælfhere, Ealdorman of Mercia (1)

Ælfhere _____, Ealdorman of Mercia
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Name Ælfhere _____, Ealdorman of Mercia
Gender Male
Living[1] 956
Death[1] 983
Reference Number? Q8077297?

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Ælfhere (died in 983) was Ealdorman of Mercia. His family, along with those of Æthelstan Half-King and Æthelstan Rota, rose to greatness in the middle third of the 10th century. In the reign of Edward the Martyr, Ælfhere was a leader of the anti-monastic reaction and an ally of Edward's stepmother Queen Dowager Ælfthryth. After the killing of Edward by Ælfthryth's servants in 978, Ælfhere supported the new king, Ælfthryth's son Æthelred the Unready, and was the leading nobleman in the Kingdom of England until his death in 983.

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