Aethelflaed of Mercia Family Tree (870-918)

Aethelflaed of Mercia Family Tree

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Short Biography

Aethelflaed was born around 870 the eldest daughter of King Alfred the Great and Ealhswith of Mercia. She married Aethelred of Mercia around 885 as part of a treaty of mutual support between Mercia and Wessex against the Vikings. They had one child, Aelfwynn who was born around 888.

After Aethelred became ill in the early 10th century, Aethelflaed took over much of the rule of Mercia. When he died in 911, she assumed the title Lady of the Mercians. She then worked with her brother, King Edward the Elder to secure Mercia and Wessex against invasion. Aethelflaed died on 12th June 918 and was buried in St Oswald’s Priory, Gloucester, next to her husband.


Published Feb 5, 2017 @ 2:08 pm – Updated – Apr 4, 2024 @ 11:52 am

Harvard Reference for Aethelflaed of Mercia Family Tree:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2017 – ). Aethelflaed of Mercia Family Tree (870-918). Available: Last accessed April 4th, 2024