Queen Ælfthryth
(Abt 945-Abt 1000)


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Queen Ælfthryth

  • Born: Abt 945
  • Marriage: King Edgar the Peaceful
  • Died: Abt 1000 about age 55

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• History. Ælfthryth (c.?945 \endash 1000 or 1001, also Alfrida, Elfrida or Elfthryth) was the second or third wife of King Edgar of England. Ælfthryth was the first king's wife known to have been crowned and anointed as Queen of the Kingdom of England. Mother of King Æthelred the Unready, she was a powerful political figure. She was linked to the murder of her stepson King Edward the Martyr and appeared as a stereotypical bad queen and evil stepmother in many medieval histories.


Ælfthryth married King Edgar the Peaceful, son of King Edmund I and Saint Ælfgifu (St. Elgiva) of Shaftesbury. (King Edgar the Peaceful was born on 7 Aug 943 and died on 8 Jul 975.)

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