Ealhswyth of MERCIAAge: 53852905

Name
Ealhswyth of MERCIA
Birth 852 47 30
Mercia, England

Death of a fatherEthelred MUCIL of GAINSBOROUGH
866 (Age 14)

MarriageAlfred "the Great" of ENGLANDView family
868 (Age 16)

Birth of a son
#1
Edward "the Elder" of ENGLAND I
871 (Age 19)
Wessex, England

Birth of a daughter
#2
Ælfthryth DE FLANDERS
about 877 (Age 25)
Wessex, England

Birth of a daughter
#3
Ælfthryth DE FLANDERS
877 (Age 25)

Death of a husbandAlfred "the Great" of ENGLAND
October 26, 899 (Age 47)
Winchester, Hampshire, England

Death of a husbandAlfred "the Great" of ENGLAND
October 26, 901 (Age 49)
Winchester, Hampshire, England

Death December 5, 905 (Age 53)
St Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire, England

Family with parents - View family
father
Ethelred MUCIL of GAINSBOROUGH
Birth: about 805Mercia, England
Death: 866
mother
Eadburgh Fadburn of MERCIA
Birth: about 822Mercia, England
Ealhswyth of MERCIA
Birth: 852 47 30Mercia, England
Death: December 5, 905St Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire, England
Family with Alfred "the Great" of ENGLAND - View family
husband
AlfredtheGreat.jpg Alfred "the Great" of ENGLAND
Birth: 848 40 38Wantage, Berkshire, England
Death: October 26, 899Winchester, Hampshire, England
Ealhswyth of MERCIA
Birth: 852 47 30Mercia, England
Death: December 5, 905St Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire, England
 
Marriage: 868
4 years
son
1-EdElder.jpg Edward "the Elder" of ENGLAND I
Birth: 871 23 19Wessex, England
Death: July 17, 924Farndon-on-Dee, Cheshire, England
7 years
daughter
2-De Flanders.jpg Ælfthryth DE FLANDERS
Birth: about 877 29 25Wessex, England
Death: June 7, 929Flanders, Interred St Peters Abbey, Ghent, Belgium

 
Shared note
Ealhswith (or Ealswitha) of the Gaini was born c. 852 in Mercia. Her name means "Temple strength". Her father was Æthelred Mucil, Ealdorman of the Gaini. She was married in 868, to Alfred the Great, king of Wessex. The children of Alfred and Ealhswith included Edward the Elder, later king of Wessex, Ælfthryth, who married Baldwin II, Count of Flanders, and Ethelfleda, who ruled as Lady of the Mercians. After Alfred's death in 899, Ealhswith became a nun. She died on 5 December 905, and is buried in St. Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire. Also ref. History of the Anglo-Saxons (1831) by Sir Francis Palgrave for more details on her husband Alfred the Great.