Person:Æthelflæd (1)

b.abt 870
Facts and Events
Name[2][3] Æthelflæd
Gender Female
Birth[1][2][3] abt 870
Marriage by 887 to Æthelred , Ealdorman of Mercia
Alt Marriage perhaps end 889 to Æthelred , Ealdorman of Mercia
Alt Marriage bef 893 to Æthelred , Ealdorman of Mercia
Death[2][5] 12 Jun 918 Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
Reference Number[1] Q235250?
Alt Death[4] 12 Jun 922 Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
Burial[2][5] Gloucestershire, EnglandSt. Peter's

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Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians, (d. 12 June 918) ruled Mercia from 911 to her death in 918. She was the eldest daughter of Alfred the Great, king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, and his queen, Ealhswith. Æthelflæd was born at the height of the Viking invasions of England. Her father married her to Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians. After his death in 911, she ruled; the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle referred to her as the Myrcna hlæfdige, "Lady of the Mercians".

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ethelfleda, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ælfred "the Great", in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Asser, and William Henry (ed.) Stevenson. Asser's Life of King Alfred. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1904), p. 57.

    Wikipedia and Baldwin's estimate is presumably based on the fact that Asser calls Æthelflæd the first born ("primogenita").

  4. Earle, John (ed.), and Charles (ed.) Plummer. Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892), p. 55.

    MS A, under the year 922:"...þa ge for Æthelflæd his swystar æt Tameworþige .xii.nihtum ær middum sumera..." (Baldwin, citing W.S. Angus's article "The Chronology of the Reign of Edward the Elder", in the English Historical Review 53 (1938): 194-210, states that the 922 date is 4 years behind the true date.)

  5. 5.0 5.1 Earle, John (ed.), and Charles (ed.) Plummer. Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892), p. 57.

    MS C, under the year 918: "...heo gefor .xii. nihtun ær middan sumera. binnan Tamaweorþige ðy eahtoþan geare þæs ðe heo Myrcna anweald mid riht hlaforddome healdende wæs. & hyre lic lið binnan Gleawcestre on þam east portice sc:e Petres cyrcean."

  6.   ÆTHELFLÆD, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  7.   Æthelflæd 4 (Female), in The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England.