Ealhswith

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, Aelfthryth, 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 December 5, 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.

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Mercia (IPA: /ˈmɝsiə/) was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy. It was centred on the valley of the River Trent and its tributaries in the region now known as the English Midlands.
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An ealdorman (modern alderman) was the prior magistrate of an Anglo-Saxon shire from 900 to the time of the Danes. The ealdorman, rendered in Latin as dux or (in early West Saxon charters) præfectus (which is also the equivalent of gerefa
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Alfred (also Ælfred from the Old English: Ælfrēd /'æl.freːd/) (c. 849 – 26 October 899) was king of the southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 871 to 899.
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Wessex was one of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that preceded the Kingdom of England. It was named after the West Saxons and was situated in the south and southwest of England. It existed as a kingdom from the 6th century until the emergence of the English state in the 9th century, and
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Edward the Elder
King of Wessex

Reign 26 October 899 - 17 July 924
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Aelfthryth, also known as Elfrida, (d. 929), was the last child of Alfred the Great, the Saxon King of England and his wife Ealhswith.
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Baldwin II of Flanders (c. 865 – September 10 918), nicknamed Calvus (the Bald) was the second count of Flanders. He was also hereditary abbot of St. Bertin from 892 till his death.
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Ethelfleda (alternative spelling Aethelfled, Æthelfleda or Æthelflæd) (872/879 – 918) was the eldest daughter of King Alfred the Great of Wessex and his wife Ealhswith. She was born around AD 872.
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Winchester

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    Hampshire, sometimes historically Southamptonshire, Hamptonshire, (abbr. Hants), or the County of Southampton, is a county on the south coast of England.
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    Sir Francis Palgrave FRS, born Francis Ephraim Cohen, (1788 - 6 July 1861) was an English historian.

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    He was born in London, the son of Meyer Cohen, a Jewish stockbroker (d. 1831) by his wife Rachel Levien Cohen (d. 1815).
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