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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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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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Æthelred II [Ethelred; known as Ethelred the Unready] (c. 966x8–1016), king of England  

Simon Keynes

Æthelred II [Ethelred; known as Ethelred the Unready] (c. 966x8–1016), king of England, was the younger son of King Edgar (r. 959–75) and his wife, Ælfthryth (d. 999x1001), daughter of Ealdorman Ordgar. The separate elements of his name (Æthel-ræd) mean '...

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Æthelred II (c. 966x88–1016) silver penny © Copyright The British Museum

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Æthelstan [Athelstan] (893/4–939), king of England  

Sarah Foot

Æthelstan [Athelstan] (893/4–939), king of England, was the eldest son of King Edward the Elder (870s?–924), with his first wife, Ecgwynn.

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Æthelstan Ætheling [Athelstan the Atheling] (d. 1014), prince  

Simon Keynes

Æthelstan Ætheling [Athelstan the Atheling] (d. 1014), prince, was the eldest son of Æthelred II (c. 966x8–1016), king of England, and of Æthelred's first wife, Ælfgifu, daughter of Thored (Thorth), who held office as earl of Northumbria from c.975 to c.992. ...

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Æthelstan (893/44–939) manuscript illumination [Left to right] and St Cuthbert (c. 635–687)] Master and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

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Alfred Ætheling (d. 1036/7), prince  

M. K. Lawson

Alfred Ætheling (d. 1036/7), prince, was the second son of Æthelred II (c. 966x8–1016) and his second consort, Emma of Normandy (d. 1052). He was the brother of Edward the Confessor and they had a sister, Godgifu; he was also half-brother to Harthacnut...

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Anne [née Anne Hyde], duchess of York (1637–1671), first wife of James II  

John Miller

Anne [née Anne Hyde], duchess of York (1637–1671), first wife of James II, was born on 12 March 1637 at Cranbourne Lodge, Windsor Park, the eldest daughter of Sir Edward Hyde (1609–1674), created earl of Clarendon in 1661, and Frances, daughter of ...

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Anne, Lady Howard (1475–1511)  

See Howard, Thomas, third duke of Norfolk

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Anne, duchess of York (1637–1671)  

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Anne, duchess of York (1637–1671) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1660 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Anne [Anna, Anne of Denmark] (1574–1619), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of James VI and I  

Maureen M. Meikle and Helen Payne

Anne [Anna, Anne of Denmark] (1574–1619), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of James VI and I, was born on 12 December 1574 at Skanderborg Castle in Jutland, Denmark. She was the second daughter of Frederick II (1534–1588), king of Denmark and Norway...

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Anne (c. 1500–1536) by unknown artist, late 16th cent. [original, c.1533–6] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Anne (1574–1619) by Paul van Somer, 1617 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II