Person:Ælfthryth (1)

Ælfthryth _____
b.Abt 945 Devon, England
d.Bet 17 Nov 999 and 17 Nov 1002 Wessex, England
  1. Ælfthryth _____Abt 945 - Bet 999 & 1002
  2. Ordwulf _____
m. 965
  1. Eadmund _____Abt 966 - 971
  2. Æthelred II "the Unready" _____, de WessexAbt 968 - 1016
Facts and Events
Name Ælfthryth _____
Unknown Elfrida _____
Unknown Elfthryth _____
Gender Female
Birth[3] Abt 945 Devon, EnglandLydford Castle
Marriage to Æthelwald _____, Ealdorman of East Anglia
Marriage 965 to Edgar the Peaceful _____, King of Wessex, Mercia & England I
Title (nobility)[1] 11 May 973 Coronation Queen of England
Death[4] Bet 17 Nov 999 and 17 Nov 1002 Wessex, England
Burial[3] Wherwell Abbey
Reference Number? Q2746341?

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Ælfthryth ( – 1000 or 1001, also Alfrida, Elfrida or Elfthryth) was Queen of the English from her marriage to King Edgar the Peaceful in 964 or 965 until Edgar's death in 975. Ælfthryth was the first wife of an English king known to have been crowned and anointed as queen. She had two sons with Edgar, the ætheling Edmund (who died young) and King Æthelred the Unready. Ælfthryth was a powerful political figure and possibly orchestrated the murder of her stepson, King Edward the Martyr, in order to place her son Æthelred on the throne. She appeared as a stereotypical bad queen and evil stepmother in many medieval histories.

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