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Ælfflæd, second wife of Edward the Elder.

Parents: Æthelhelm of Wiltshire and Ælswitha.

Ælflæd and Edward had eight (nine) children:

1. Ædfletha

2. (?) Æthelfletha

3. Eadgifu, married Charles III and Herbert

4. Ælfweard

5. Eadwine

6. Æthelhild

7. Eadhild, married Hugues Capet

8. Eadgyth, married Otto von Germania

9. Ælfgifu, wrongly assumed married to Boleslaw

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ÆTHELHELM (-[12] Jun 897). "Æthelhel[m] dux" subscribed an undated charter of King Alfred, named first in the list of subscribers before the king's nephew and son[470]. Ealdorman of Wiltshire. "Ethelhelm comes Wiltunensium" carried the alms of Alfred King of Wessex to Rome in 887[471]. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that in [886/87] "ealdorman Æthelhelm took the alms of the West Saxons and of king Alfred to Rome"[472]. King Alfred granted "Æthelhelm comes" land at North Newnton, Wiltshire by charter dated 892[473]. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that in 893 "ealdorman Æthelred and ealdorman Æthelhelm and ealdorman Æthelnoth" besieged and later defeated the Danes "at Buttington on Severn shore"[474]. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records the death in 897 "nine nights before midsummer" of "Æthelhelm ealdorman of Wiltshire"[475]. m ÆLSWITHA, daughter of ---. The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. Æthelhelm & his wife had [two] children:

a) ÆLFLÆD (-920, bur Winchester Cathedral[476]). The Book of Hyde names "Elfelmi comitis filia Elfleda" as first wife of King Eadweard[477]. Roger of Wendover calls her "secunda regina sua…Alfleda, Elfelmi comitis filia"[478]. "Elffled coniux regis" subscribed a 901 charter of King Edward[479].

m (901 or before) as his second wife, EDWARD "the Elder" King of Wessex, son of ALFRED King of Wessex & his wife Ealhswith ([872]-Farndon-on-Dee near Chester 17 Jul 924, bur Winchester Cathedral).

m secondly (901 or before) ÆLFLÆD, daughter of ealdorman ÆTHELHELM & his wife Ælswitha --- (-920, bur Winchester Cathedral[1632]). "Elffled coniux regis" subscribed a 901 charter of King Edward[1633]. The Book of Hyde names "Elfelmi comitis filia Elfleda" as first wife of King Eadweard[1634]. Roger of Wendover calls her "secunda regina sua…Alfleda, Elfelmi comitis filia"[1635].

King Edward "the Elder" & his second wife had [eight] children:

4. EDFLEDA (-bur Wilton Abbey, Wiltshire[1654]). William of Malmesbury names (in order) "Edfleda, Edgiva, Ethelhilda, Ethilda, Edgitha, Elfgiva" as the six daughters of King Eadweard & his wife "Elfleda", specifying that Edfleda became a nun[1655]. A manuscript which recounts the founding of Wilton Monastery, records that “rex Alrudus” (referring to Alfred King of Wessex) installed “Elfledæ infantis, et filiæ principis Edwardi senioris” at Wilton abbey[1656]. It is not known whether this refers to King Eadweard´s daughter Edfleda, but in any case the report must be anachronistic considering the date of death of King Alfred and the likely dates of birth of King Eadweard´s children. Nun, maybe at Winchester[1657].

5. [ÆTHELFLEDA (-bur Romsey Abbey, Hampshire). The Book of Hyde names "Elfledam sanctam" as first of the six daughters of King Eadweard by his first wife "Elfelmi comitis filia Elfleda", specifying that she was buried "apud Romeyam"[1658]. It is possible that this is the same daughter who is called "Edfleda" by William of Malmesbury.]

6. EADGIFU ([902/05]-26 Sep after 951, bur Abbaye de Saint-Médard de Soissons). William of Malmesbury names (in order) "Edfleda, Edgiva, Ethelhilda, Ethilda, Edgitha, Elfgiva" as the six daughters of King Eadweard & his wife "Elfleda", specifying that Edgiva married "king Charles"[1659]. The Book of Hyde names "Edgivam" as second of the six daughters of King Eadweard by his first wife "Elfelmi comitis filia Elfleda", specifying that she married "Karolo regi Francorum filio Lodowyci"[1660]. Her birth date range is estimated from the birth of Eadgifu's son in [920/21]. If this is correct, Eadgifu must have been one of King Edward's oldest children by his second marriage. She fled with her two-year-old son to England in 923 after her first husband was deposed. She returned to France in 936. Abbess of Notre Dame de Laon, resigned 951. Flodoard names "Ottogeba regina, mater Ludowici regis" when recording her second marriage[1661].

m firstly ([917/19]) as his second wife, CHARLES III "le Simple" King of the Franks, son of LOUIS II "le Bègue" King of the West Franks & his second wife Adélaïde [d'Angoulême] (posthumously 17 Sep 879-Péronne 7 Oct 929, bur Péronne St Fursy).

m secondly (951) HERIBERT Comte "le Vieux" [de Vermandois], son of HERIBERT [II] Comte de Vermandois [Carolingian] & his wife Adela de Paris [Capet] ([910/15]-[980/984]). He succeeded his brother Robert in 967 as Comte de Meaux et de Troyes.

7. ÆLFWEARD (-Oxford 2 Aug 924, bur Winchester Cathedral). "Ælfweard filius regis" subscribed two charters of King Edward dated 909, in both of which he was named third in the list of subscribers after "Æthelweard frater regis" and "Æthelstan filius regis"[1662]. The Book of Hyde names "Ethelwardum…et Edwynum" as the two sons of King Eadweard by his first wife "Elfelmi comitis filia Elfleda"[1663]. According to William of Malmesbury, he was "deeply versed in literature"[1664]. William of Malmesbury says that "King Edward therefore dying, was shortly followed by his legitimate son Ælfweard"[1665], which could be interpreted as indicating that Ælfweard briefly succeeded his father as king before his own early death, although the more likely interpretation of the text is simply that Ælfweard died soon after his father. At another point in his narrative, Malmesbury asserts that Ælfweard's half-brother Æthelstan succeeded "as his father had commanded in his will"[1666], which appears to exclude the possible accession of Ælfweard. Florence of Worcester records that King Eadward left his kingdom to "Æthelstano filio", and that not long afterwards "filius eius Ælfwardus" died "apud Oxenafordam"[1667]. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records the death in 924 of "his [King Edward's] son Ælfweard…at Oxford" 16 days after his father died and his burial at Winchester[1668].

8. EADWINE (-drowned English Channel 933, bur St Bertin's Abbey, Flanders). The Book of Hyde names "Ethelwardum…et Edwynum" as the two sons of King Eadweard by his first wife "Elfelmi comitis filia Elfleda"[1669]. According to William of Malmesbury, he was accused of involvement in the plot by Ælfred against his half-brother King Æthelstan, was "driven into exile" but was drowned at sea while crossing the Channel, although the chronicler appears sceptical about the truth of the story[1670]. Simeon of Durham records that "King Ethelstan ordered his brother Eadwin to be drowned in the sea" in 933[1671]. The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 932 of "Edwinus rex Anglorum", which suggests that Edwin may have had Flemish support for his rebellion and that they recognised him as king[1672].

9. ÆTHELHILD (-bur Wilton Abbey, Wiltshire[1673]). William of Malmesbury names (in order) "Edfleda, Edgiva, Ethelhilda, Ethilda, Edgitha, Elfgiva" as the six daughters of King Eadweard & his wife "Elfleda" renounced "the pleasure of earthly nuptials…in a lay habit"[1674]. The Book of Hyde names "Etheltildam deodictam" as third of the six daughters of King Eadweard by his first wife "Elfelmi comitis filia Elfleda", specifying that she was buried "Wyltoniæ"[1675]. Nun at Wilton.

10. EADHILD (-937). William of Malmesbury names (in order) "Edfleda, Edgiva, Ethelhilda, Ethilda, Edgitha, Elfgiva" as the six daughters of King Eadweard and his wife "Elfleda", specifying that Ethilda married "Hugh"[1676]. The Book of Hyde names "Ethyldam" as fourth of the six daughters of King Eadweard by his first wife "Elfelmi comitis filia Elfleda", specifying that she married "pater Hugonis Capet"[1677]. Flodoard mentions, but does not name, "filiam Eadwardi regis Anglorum, sororem coniugis Karoli" when recording her marriage to "Hugo filius Rotberti" in 926[1678]. m ([926]) as his second wife, HUGUES "le Grand" de France [Capet], son of ROBERT I King of France & his second wife Béatrix de Vermandois ([898]-Dourdan, Essonne Jun 956, bur Saint-Denis). At the time of his betrothal, he sent sumptuous gifts to King Athelstan, including spices, jewels, richly caparisoned horses, three holy relics and a gold crown[1679]. He was granted the title Duc des Francs 25 Dec 936.

11. EADGYTH ([908/12][1680]-26 Jan 946, bur Magdeburg Cathedral). The Book of Hyde names "Edgitham et Elgimam" as fifth and sixth of the six daughters of King Eadweard by his first wife "Elfelmi comitis filia Elfleda", specifying that they were both sent to "Henrico Alemanorum imperatori" and that the former married "filio sui Othoni"[1681]. Thietmar names "Edith…daughter of King Edmund of England" when recording her marriage during the lifetime of Otto's father, in a later passage stating that she urged her husband to begin establishing the city of Magdeburg[1682]. The Annalista Saxo records the wife of Otto as "Ediht filiam Ehtmundi regis Anglorum"[1683]. Thietmar records her death 26 Jan "in the eleventh year" of the reign of her husband, after 19 years of marriage, and her place of burial[1684].

m (Sep 929) as his first wife, OTTO of Germany, son of HEINRICH I "der Vogelsteller/the Fowler" King of Germany & his second wife Mathilde --- (23 Nov 912-Memleben 7 May 973, bur Magdeburg cathedral). Associate King of Germany, with his father, 930. He was elected OTTO I "der Große" King of Germany 7 Aug 936. Crowned Emperor at Rome 2 Feb 962.

12. ÆLFGIFU. The Book of Hyde names "Edgitham et Elgimam" as fifth and sixth of the six daughters of King Eadweard by his first wife "Elfelmi comitis filia Elfleda", specifying that they were both sent to "Henrico Alemanorum imperatori" and that the latter married "cuidam duci iuxta Alpes"[1685], who has not been identified. Hroswitha of Gandersheim describes her as "Adiva … younger in years and likewise inferior in merit" to her older sister Eadgyth, confirming that she accompanied to Germany to provide an alternative choice of bride for Otto of Germany[1686]. According to William of Malmesbury, she married "a certain Duke near the Alps"[1687]. Some possibilities have been suggested concerning the identity of the husband of Ælfgifu. A marriage with Boleslaw II "der Fromme" Duke of the Bohemians seems improbable chronologically. Although Duke Boleslaw's birth date is not known, the birth of his younger brother Strakhvas is recorded on 28 Sep 929[1688]. If this is correct, it seems unlikely that Boleslaw could have been born much earlier than 925 at the earliest, whereas Ælfgifu was probably born in the range [910/15] assuming that she was of marriageable age when she went to Germany with her sister. Another possibility is Ludwig Graf im Thurgau, son of Rudolf I King of Upper Burgundy, who, according to Europäische Stammtafeln[1689], married "Edgifa, daughter of Edward I King of England". The latter suggestion is chronologically implausible, assuming that it refers to Ælfgifu's younger half-sister Eadgifu who was married according to William of Malmesbury to "Louis Prince of Aquitaine" (see below), as King Rudolf's children were probably born between 880 and 900. A third possibility is that “iuxta Alpes” should be interpreted as meaning the area south of the Alps, indicating south-eastern France or northern Italy, although it would be fruitful to speculate on the identity of Ælfgifu´s husband if this is correct given the number of possibilities, especially if the title “duci” should be interpreted broadly.

m ---.

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(Ref: Britain's Royal Families; The Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, ISBN 978-0-7126-4286-6)

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Ælfflæd (fl. 10th century) was the second wife of Edward the Elder, king of the English.

She was the daughter of an ealdorman Ethelhelm, perhaps the ealdorman of Wiltshire of that name. She married king Edward, circa 901 and became the mother of Ælfweard of Wessex and several daughters. She died in 920. She was buried at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ælfflæd,_wife_of_Edward_the_Elder

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Ælfflæd (fl. 10th century) was the second wife of Edward the Elder, king of the English.

Ælfflæd was the daughter of Æthelhelm, ealdorman of Wiltshire. She married king Edward, circa 901 and became the mother of two sons, Ælfweard of Wessex and Edwin, and six daughters.

Children

Sons

   * Ælfweard (ruled one month in 924)
   * Edwin (d. 933)

Daughters

   * Eadgifu, wife of Charles the Simple
   * Eadhild, wife of Duke Hugh the Great
   * Eadgyth, wife of Otto I
   * Ælfgifu, wife of a continental nobleman
   * Eadflæd, nun
   * Eadhild or Æthelhild, religious woman

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Ælflæd (?) (1)

F, #102444, d. 920

Last Edited=3 Dec 2005

    Ælflæd (?) was the daughter of Ethelhelm, Ealdorman and Elswitha (?). (2) She married Eadweard I, King of Wessex, son of Ælfræd, King of Wessex and Eahlwið, Princess of Mercia, circa 901. (2) 

She died in 920. (2) She was buried at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England. (2)

Children of Ælflæd (?) and Eadweard I, King of Wessex

-1. Edwin (?) (1) d. 933

-2. Eadflæd (?) (3)

-3. Æthelhilda (?) (3)

-4. Eadgyth (?)+ (1) d. 26 Jan 946

-5. Edgiva (?) (1)

-6. Eadhilda (?) (1) d. 26 Jan 947

-7. Ælfweard, King of England (2) d. 1 Aug 924

-8. Elfleda (?) (4) d. c 963

-9. Ethelfleda (?) (4)

-10. Eadgifu (?)+ (1) b. 902, d. c 953

Forrás / Source:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10245.htm#i102444

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Ælfflæd (fl. 10th century) was the second wife of Edward the Elder, king of the English.

Ælfflæd was the daughter of Æthelhelm, ealdorman of Wiltshire. She married king Edward, circa 901 and became the mother of two sons, Ælfweard of Wessex and Edwin, and six daughters.Sons

   * Ælfweard (ruled one month in 924)
   * Edwin (d. 933)

[edit] Daughters

   * Eadgifu, wife of Charles the Simple
   * Eadhild, wife of Duke Hugh the Great
   * Eadgyth, wife of Otto I
   * Ælfgifu, wife of a continental nobleman
   * Eadflæd, nun
   * Eadhild or Æthelhild, religious woman

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Ælfflæd (fl. 10th century) was the second wife of Edward the Elder, king of the English.

Ælfflæd was the daughter of Æthelhelm, ealdorman of Wiltshire. She married king Edward, circa 901 and became the mother of two sons, Ælfweard of Wessex and Edwin, and six daughters.[1]

Contents [hide]

1 Children

1.1 Sons

1.2 Daughters

2 References


[edit] Children

[edit] Sons

Ælfweard (ruled one month in 924)

Edwin (d. 933)

[edit] Daughters

Eadgifu, wife of Charles the Simple

Eadhild, wife of Duke Hugh the Great

Eadgyth, wife of Otto I

Ælfgifu, wife of a continental nobleman (Adiva)

Eadflæd, nun

Eadhild or Æthelhild, religious woman

[edit] References

1.^ "Edward the Elder". Anglo-Saxons.net. http://www.anglo-saxons.net/hwaet/?do=get&type=person&id=EdwardtheElder. Retrieved 2009-04-18.

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Ælfflæd, wife of Edward the Elder

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Ælfflæd (fl. 10th century) was the second wife of Edward the Elder, king of the English.

Ælfflæd was the daughter of Æthelhelm, ealdorman of Wiltshire. She married king Edward, circa 901 and became the mother of two sons, Ælfweard of Wessex and Edwin, and six daughters.[1]

Contents

[show]

   * 1 Children
         o 1.1 Sons
         o 1.2 Daughters
   * 2 References

[edit] Children

[edit] Sons

   * Ælfweard (ruled one month in 924)
   * Edwin (d. 933)

[edit] Daughters

   * Eadgifu, wife of Charles the Simple
   * Eadhild, wife of Duke Hugh the Great
   * Eadgyth, wife of Otto I
   * Ælfgifu, wife of a continental nobleman (Adiva)
   * Eadflæd, nun
   * Eadhild or Æthelhild, religious woman

[edit] References

  1. ^ "Edward the Elder". Anglo-Saxons.net. http://www.anglo-saxons.net/hwaet/?do=get&type=person&id=EdwardtheElder. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 

Preceded by

Ealhswith Queen Consort of England

901 - 910s Succeeded by

Ælfflæd, wife of Edward the Elder

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Edgiva of Kent

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Edgiva of Kent, or also Eadgifu (d. August 25, 968) was the third wife of Edward the Elder, King of England. Edgiva was the daughter of Sigehelm, Ealdorman of Kent. She became the mother of two sons, Edmund, later King Edmund I, and Edred, later King Edred, and two daughters, Saint Edburga of Winchester and Edgiva. Edgiva survived Edward by many years, dying in the reign of her grandson Edgar.

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Ælfflæd (fl. 10th century) was the second wife of Edward the Elder, king of the English.

She was the daughter of an ealdorman Ethelhelm, perhaps the ealdorman of Wiltshire of that name. She married king Edward, circa 901 and became the mother of Ælfweard of Wessex and several daughters. She died in 920. She was buried at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England.

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När Edwaard blev kung 899 försköt han sin drottning Ecgwynn och gifte sig med Aelffaed, en dotter till AEthelhelm, ealdorman av Wiltshire. Deras son var den kommande kungen AElfweard och deras dotter Eadgyth gifte sig med Otto I, den helige romerske kejsaren. Paret hade ytterligare en son samt fem döttrar. Dottern Adiva gifte sig med Boleslaus I

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Ælfflæd (fl. 10th century) was the second wife of Edward the Elder, king of the English.

She was the daughter of an ealdorman Ethelhelm, perhaps the ealdorman of Wiltshire of that name. She married king Edward, circa 901 and became the mother of Ælfweard of Wessex and several daughters. She died in 920. She was buried at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England. -------------------- Ælfflæd, wife of Edward the Elder

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For other people of the same name, see Ælfflæd.

Ælfflæd (fl. 10th century) was the second wife of Edward the Elder, king of the English.

Ælfflæd was the daughter of Æthelhelm, ealdorman of Wiltshire. She married king Edward, circa 901 and became the mother of two sons, Ælfweard of Wessex and Edwin, and six daughters.[1]

[edit] Children [edit]

Sons
Ælfweard (ruled one month in 924)
Edwin (d. 933)
[edit] Daughters 

Eadgifu, wife of Charles the Simple

Eadhild, wife of Duke Hugh the Great
Eadgyth, wife of Otto I
Ælfgifu, wife of a continental nobleman (Adiva)
Eadflæd, nun
Eadhild or Æthelhild, religious woman
[edit] References 1.^ "Edward the Elder". Anglo-Saxons.net. Retrieved 2009-04-18.
Preceded by
Ealhswith Queen Consort of England
901 - 910s Succeeded by
Ælfflæd, wife of Edward the Elder 

-------------------- references: Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels - Gr"afliche H"auser, Vol.A6. Limburg/Lahn, 1970 A.Wolf: Prinzipien der Thronfolge in Europa um 1400. R.Schneider (Hrsg.): Das sp"atmittelalterliche K"onigtum im europ"aischen Vergleich. Sigmaringen, 1987 www.wikipedia.de -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%86lffl%C3%A6d,_wife_of_Edward_the_Elder

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