Person:Eahlswið (1)

Ealhswith _____
d.5 Dec 902
Facts and Events
Name[2][3][5][15] Ealhswith _____
Alt Name[16] Eahlswið _____
Alt Name Ealhswitha _____
Gender Female
Marriage 868 Mercia, Englandto Ælfred "the Great" of Wessex, King of the West Saxons
Death[2][15][16][18] 5 Dec 902
Alt Death[15][18] 5 Dec 903
Alt Death[4][17] 905
Burial[2] Winchester, Hampshire, EnglandSt. Mary's Abbey, Winchester
Alt Burial[2] Winchester, Hampshire, England[[1]]
Reference Number[2] Q242670?

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Ealhswith or Ealswitha (died 5 December 902) was the wife of King Alfred the Great. Her father was a Mercian nobleman, Æthelred Mucel, Ealdorman of the Gaini, which is thought to be an old Mercian tribal group. Her mother was Eadburh, a member of the Mercian royal family. Ealhswith is commemorated as a saint in the Christian East and the West on 20 July.

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  1.   Eahlwið, Princess of Mercia, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ealhswith, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3. (SHEP)A Short History of the English People
  4. (MCS2)The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 2nd ed
    p.123, Line 161.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis; Walter Lee Sheppard; and David Faris. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists, who came to America before 1700: the lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their descendants. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 7th Edition c1992)
    p. 142.
  6.   Denis R. Reid. Royal Genealogies DB. (Name: 149 Kimrose Lane, Broadview Heights, OH 44147-1258;).
  7.   Ethelwitha dau. of Ethelred, no mother, in Stemmata Illustria. (Name: 1825;).
  8.   Denis R. Reid. Royal Genealogies DB. (Name: 149 Kimrose Lane, Broadview Heights, OH 44147-1258;).

    d 905

  9.   Frederick Lewis Weis. Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America bef 1760. (Name: 7th ed Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore 1992;)
    line 1 pp 1-4.

    d ca 905, no place

  10.   Richard Fletcher, Who's Who in Roman Britain and Anglo-Saxon England (London: Shepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd., 1989), pg. 131.
  11.   Peter Townend, editor, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, One Hundred and Fifth Edition (London: Burke's Peerage Limited, MCMLXX (1970)), pg. xlix.
  12.   C. W. Previté-Orton The Shorter Cambridge Medieval History, Volume 1, the Later Roman Empire to the Twelfth Century, 1 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978), pg. 382, genealogy table 11, England 802-1066, (a) the House of Wessex, 802-1066.
  13.   David Williamson, Debrett's Kings And Queens of Britain (9 Colleton Cresent, Exeter, Devon EX2 4BY: Webb & Bower (Publishers) Limited, 1986), pg. 219.
  14.   Translated and edited by Michael Swanton, editor, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles (5 Upper Saint Martins Lane, London: Phoenix Press, 2000, New Edition), pg. 93.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Ealhswith, in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Earle, John (ed.), and Charles (ed.) Plummer. Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892)
    p. 45 .

    The C manuscript quoted here supports the 902 death date. A specific day is not given. ("902. Her Ealhswið forðferde.")

  17. Earle, John (ed.), and Charles (ed.) Plummer. Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892)
    p. 46.

    The A manuscript gives a 905 death date (no specific day), which Baldwin shows should be interpreted as actually 903. ("905....Ealswið gefor þy ilcan geare.")

  18. 18.0 18.1 Hampson, Robert Thomas. Medii Aevi Kalendarium: or Dates, Charters, and Customs of the Middle Ages with Kalendars from the Tenth to the Fifteenth Century; and an Alphabetical Digest of Obsolete Names of Days: forming a Glossary of the Dates of the Middle Ages, with Tables and Other Aids for Ascertaining Dates. (London: Henry Kent Causton and Co., 1841)

    The calendars quoted here provide an early source for 5 December as the day of death. (Under the month of December from the Galba MS: "Quinta tenet veram dominam Angloram Ealhswithe." From the Tiberius MS: "Quinta tenet ueram dominam Anglorum Ialhswithe caram.")

  19.   Ealhswith 1 (Female), in The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England.