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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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Ælla (d. in or after 597?), king of Deira, was the son of Iffa. His existence is firmly documented, although the dates of his floruit are disputed. There is archaeological evidence for the settlement of Germanic people in what is now eastern Yorkshire...

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Ælle [Ælla] (d. 867), king of Northumbria, is an extremely obscure figure, owing to the lack of contemporary annals for ninth-century Northumbria. Only Symeon of Durham's Libellus de exordio … Dunelmensis ecclesie gives an implied date of 862 for his accession, stating that 867 was the fifth year of his reign. Although there are no coins in ...

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Ælle [Ælla] (fl. late 5th cent.), king of the South Saxons, is said by the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle to have arrived in Britain in 477 with his three sons, Cymen, Wlencing, and Cissa. Their traditional landing place was at Cymenesora, a place on the ...

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Æthelbald (d. 757), king of the Mercians, was the son of Alweo and the grandson of Eowa (d. 642), brother and possible co-ruler with the celebrated King Penda. His descent gave him a strong claim to the kingship of the Mercians, and this no doubt explains why he was forced to spend years in miserable exile before his succession; he is said to have been persecuted in particular by his cousin ...

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Æthelbald (d. 860), king of the West Saxons, was the second of the five sons of Æthelwulf (d. 858), king of the West Saxons, and his first wife, Osburh (839), the daughter of one of Æthelwulf's officials and herself descended from the West Saxon royal line. Starting in the 840s, ...