Person:Ælfthryth (1)

b.abt 945 Devon, England
d.17 Nov bet 999 and 1002 Wessex, England
Facts and Events
Name Ælfthryth
Unknown Elfrida
Unknown Elfthryth
Gender Female
Birth[3] abt 945 Devon, EnglandLydford Castle
Marriage 965 to Edgar the Peaceful , King of Wessex, Mercia & England I
Title (nobility)[1] 11 may 973 Coronation Queen of England
Death[4] 17 Nov bet 999 and 1002 Wessex, England
Reference Number? Q2746341?
Burial[3] Wherwell Abbey

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Ælfthryth ( – 1000 or 1001, also Alfrida, Elfrida or Elfthryth) was the second or third wife of King Edgar of England. Ælfthryth was the first king's wife known to have been crowned and anointed as Queen of the Kingdom of England. Mother of King Æthelred the Unready, she was a powerful political figure. She was linked to the murder of her stepson King Edward the Martyr and appeared as a stereotypical bad queen and evil stepmother in many medieval histories.

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  5.   Ælfthryth 8 (Female), in The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England.