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Elisabeth van Houts

Ælfthryth (d. 929), princess, was the youngest of three daughters of King Alfred (d. 899) and Queen Ealhswith, daughter of Æthelred Mucel, ealdorman of the 'Gaini'. She also had two brothers. According to her father's biographer Asser, she was educated with her brother ...

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Æthelflæd [Ethelfleda] (d. 918), ruler of the Mercians, was the daughter and first-born child of Alfred (d. 899), king of the West Saxons and later of the Anglo-Saxons, and his wife, Ealhswith (d. 902), daughter of Æthelred, ealdorman of the ‘Gaini’, and Eadburh...

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Æthelthryth [St Æthelthryth, Etheldreda, Audrey] (d. 679), queen in Northumbria, consort of King Ecgfrith, and abbess of Ely, was the daughter of Anna, king of the East Angles (d. 654?). Her immediate kindred was dominated by women in religion, later venerated as saints, including three sisters, ...

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Bertha (b. c. 565, d. in or after 601), queen in Kent, consort of Æthelberht, was the daughter of the Merovingian Frankish king Charibert (d. 567) who reigned from 561. She was married to the then pagan Æthelberht (d. 616?), son of the ...

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Boudicca [Boadicea] (d. ad 60/61), queen of the Iceni, popularly known as Boadicea since the eighteenth century as a result of misreading manuscripts of the works of the Roman historian Tacitus, was the wife of Prasutagus [see under Roman Britain (55 bc–ad 84)...

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Cynethryth (fl. c. 770–798), queen of the Mercians and abbess of Cookham, was the wife of King Offa and the mother of his son and successor, Ecgfrith [see under Offa]. Her origins are unknown, as is the date of her marriage. She attested her husband's charters on a regular basis from ...

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Eadburh [Eadburga] (fl. 789–802), queen of the West Saxons, consort of King Beorhtric, was the daughter of Offa (d. 796), king of the Mercians, and his wife Cynethryth (c. 770–798). In 789 she became the wife of Beorhtric (d. 802), who ruled Wessex...

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Eadgifu (d. in or after 951), queen of the West Franks, consort of Charles III, was born in Wessex, the daughter of Edward the Elder, king of the Anglo-Saxons (d. 924), and his second wife, Ælfflæd, and thus half-sister of Æthelstan, king of England...

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Eadgifu (b. in or before 904, d. in or after 966), queen of the Anglo-Saxons, consort of Edward the Elder, was the daughter of Sigehelm, a Kentish ealdorman killed at the battle of the Holme in 903. She was the wife of King Edward the Elder...

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Eadgyth (c. 911–946), queen of the East Franks, consort of Otto I, was born in Wessex, the daughter of Edward the Elder (870s?–924), king of the Anglo-Saxons, and his second wife, Ælfflæd. She was thus half-sister of Æthelstan, king of England (893/4–939) and ...

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Ealhswith (d. 902), consort of Alfred, king of the West Saxons from 871 and of the Anglo-Saxons from 886, was the daughter of Æthelred Mucel, ealdorman of the 'Gaini' (presumably an old tribal group of the Mercians), and his wife, Eadburh, who, according to ...

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Eanflæd [St Eanflæd] (b. 626, d. after 685), queen in Northumbria, consort of King Oswiu, was the daughter of Eadwine (d. 633), king in Northumbria, and his wife, the Kentish princess Æthelburh (d. 647). Born on Easter eve (19 April) 626, she was baptized by ...

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Osburh [Osburga] (fl. 839), consort of Æthelwulf, king of the West Saxons, married Æthelwulf (d. 858), who was son of Ecgberht, king of Wessex (r. 802–39), while he was sub-king of Kent (825–39). The marriage probably occurred well before 839, for, on ...

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Osthryth [Ostrith] (d. 697), queen of the Mercians, consort of King Æthelred, was the daughter of Oswiu (611/12–670), king of Northumbria, and his second wife, Eanflaed. Her marriage appears to have taken place some time before 679, in which year her husband fought with her brother ...

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Seaxburh [Sexburga] (d. 674?), queen of the Gewisse, was the wife of Cenwalh, king of the Gewisse, and has the distinction of being the only woman to appear in an Anglo-Saxon regnal list. Her reign is said to have begun in 672 after the death of her husband and to have lasted a year, though she may actually have ruled slightly longer than twelve months, as the next reign recorded in the ...

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Seaxburh [St Seaxburh, Sexburga] (b. in or before 655, d. c. 700), queen of Kent, consort of King Eorcenberht, and abbess of Ely, is described by Bede in his Historia ecclesiastica as the eldest daughter of Anna, king of the East Angles (d. 654?)...