Ealhswith Queen of England
- Born: Abt 852, Mercia, England
- Marriage: Alfred "The Great" King of England in 869 in Winchester 710,851
- Died: 5 Dec 902, Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Dorset about age 50
- Buried: Winchester Cathedral, London, England
Another name for Ealhswith was Ealhswida Queen of England.
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 1:14, 44:15, Ealhswida, wife of Alfred the Great and daughter of Æthelred Mucill, ealdorman of the Gaini and Edburga; With Alfred the great, parents of Ælfthryth, married to Balwin II, Count of Flanders. 160
Noted events in her life were:
• Web Reference: Ealhswith from Wikipedia.
Ealhswith or Ealswitha was the wife of King Alfred the Great. Her father was a Mercian nobleman, Æthelred Mucil (or 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, and according to the historian Cyril Hart she was a descendant of King Cenwulf of Mercia. [Keynes & Lapidge, Asser, pp. 77; 240-41; Hart, Æthelstan, p. 116 n]
Alfred and Ealhswith had five children who survived to adulthood:
Æthelflæd (d. 918), Lady of the Mercians, married Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians
Edward the Elder (d. 924), King of the Anglo-Saxons
Æthelgifu, made abbess of her foundation at Shaftesbury by her father
Ælfthryth, Countess of Flanders (d. 929), married Baldwin II, Count of Flanders
Æthelweard (d. c.920)
Ealhswith married Alfred "The Great" King of England, son of Æthelwulf, King Wessex & England and Osburgh de Hampshire Queen of England, in 869 in Winchester 710.,851 (Alfred "The Great" King of England was born in 849 in Wantage, Berkshire, England 710,851 and died on 28 Oct 901 in Winchester, Hampshire, England 710,851.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Engagement: 1st cousins, 1x removed.