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Ada [née Ada de Warenne], countess of Northumberland (c. 1123–1178), consort of Prince Henry of Scotland  

Keith Stringer

Ada [née Ada de Warenne], countess of Northumberland (c. 1123–1178), consort of Prince Henry of Scotland, was one of the family of three sons and two daughters of William (II) de Warenne, earl of Surrey (d. 1138), and his wife, Isabel (Elizabeth) de Vermandois (...

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Adela, countess of Blois (c. 1067–1137), princess  

Lois L. Huneycutt

Adela, countess of Blois (c. 1067–1137), princess, was in all probability the youngest daughter of William I, the Conqueror (1027/8–1087), and his queen, Matilda of Flanders (d. 1083). Adela's birth date is usually calculated as c.1060–62, but panegyric poetry written for her during adulthood suggests that her father was a crowned king at the time of her birth. It is most likely that ...

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Adelaide [Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen] (1792–1849), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, consort of William IV  

E. M. Clerke

revised by A. W. Purdue

Adelaide [Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen] (1792–1849), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, consort of William IV, was the eldest child of George Frederick Charles, duke of Saxe-Meiningen (d. 1803), and Louisa Eleanora (d. 1837), daughter of Christian Albert, ...

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Adelaide (1792–1849) by Sir William Beechey, c. 1831 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Adelida [Adeliza] (d. before 1113), princess  

Elisabeth van Houts

Adelida [Adeliza] (d. before 1113), princess, was probably the eldest of the daughters of William I, the Conqueror (1027/8–1087), and Matilda of Flanders (d. 1083). As Adelida she heads most lists of the names of the Conqueror's daughters, including the one in the mortuary roll of ...

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Adeliza [Adeliza of Louvain] (c. 1103–1151), queen of England, second consort of Henry I  

Lois L. Huneycutt

Adeliza [Adeliza of Louvain] (c. 1103–1151), queen of England, second consort of Henry I, was a daughter of Godfrey, count of Lower Lorraine and duke of Brabant (d. 1139), and his first wife, Ide, daughter of Henri (III), count of Namur. Adeliza's...

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Ælfgifu (fl. 956–966), consort of King Eadwig  

Pauline Stafford

Ælfgifu (fl. 956–966), consort of King Eadwig, was possibly a descendant of Ealdorman Æthelfrith of Mercia (fl. c.900) and of his wife, Æthelgyth, who may have been niece of Ealhswith, wife of King Alfred, and thus of Mercian royal blood. She was certainly a blood relative of ...

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Ælfgifu [Ælfgifu of Northampton] (fl. 1006–1036), first consort of King Cnut  

Pauline Stafford

Ælfgifu [Ælfgifu of Northampton] (fl. 1006–1036), first consort of King Cnut, was the daughter of Ælfhelm, ealdorman of southern Northumbria (d. 1006), and of Wulfrune. She belonged to a great midlands family important throughout the tenth and early eleventh centuries, and the epithet attached to her name by the late eleventh century probably reflects landholding in this area. ...

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Ælfthryth (d. 929), princess  

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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Ælfthryth (d. 999x1001), queen of England, consort of King Edgar  

Pauline Stafford

Ælfthryth (d. 999x1001), queen of England, consort of King Edgar, was the daughter of Ordgar (d. 971), a powerful magnate of south-west England, and of a royally descended mother of unknown name; her brother Ordulf was founder of Tavistock Abbey. She married first, ...

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Æthelflæd [Æthelflæd of Damerham] (d. 975x991), queen of England  

Andrew Wareham

Æthelflæd [Æthelflæd of Damerham] (d. 975x991), queen of England, was the second wife of King Edmund (920/21–946) and elder daughter of Ælfgar, ealdorman of Essex. Æthelflæd’s lifelong interest in the church may have been fostered by her father’s friendship with Theodred...

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Æthelflæd [Ethelfleda] (d. 918), ruler of the Mercians  

Marios Costambeys

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  

Alan Thacker

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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Alexandra [Princess Alexandra of Denmark] (1844–1925), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the British dominions beyond the seas, and empress of India, consort of Edward VII  

A. W. Purdue

Alexandra [Princess Alexandra of Denmark] (1844–1925), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the British dominions beyond the seas, and empress of India, consort of Edward VII, was born at the Gule or Yellow Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 1 December 1844 and was given the names ...

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Alexandra, Princess [married name Princess Arthur of Connaught], suo jure duchess of Fife (1891–1959), nurse and granddaughter of Edward VII  

Hugo Vickers

Alexandra, Princess [married name Princess Arthur of Connaught], suo jure duchess of Fife (1891–1959), nurse and granddaughter of Edward VII, was born Alexandra Victoria Alberta Edwina Louise on 17 May 1891 at East Sheen Lodge, Richmond, Surrey. She was the elder daughter and second child of ...

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Alexandra (1844–1925) by Symonds & Co., 1877 [on the royal yacht Osborne] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Alexandra, Princess, suo jure duchess of Fife (1891–1959)  

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Princess Alexandra, suo jure duchess of Fife (1891–1959) by Alexander Corbett, pubd 1913 © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Alice, Princess, duchess of Gloucester (1901–2004)  

Philip Ziegler

Alice, Princess, duchess of Gloucester (1901–2004), was born Lady Alice Cristabel Montagu-Douglas-Scott on 25 December 1901 at Montagu House, London, the fifth child and third daughter of John Charles-Montagu-Douglas Scott, earl of Dalkeith, and from 1914 seventh duke of Buccleuch and ninth duke of Queensberry...

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Alice, Princess [Princess Alice of Battenberg; married name Princess Andrew of Greece] (1885–1969), Greek Orthodox nun and mother-in-law of Elizabeth II  

Hugo Vickers

Alice, Princess [Princess Alice of Battenberg; married name Princess Andrew of Greece] (1885–1969), Greek Orthodox nun and mother-in-law of Elizabeth II, was born (in the presence of Queen Victoria, her great-grandmother) on 25 February 1885 at Windsor Castle. Named Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julie Marie...