Aethelred of Mercia Family Tree (c 870-911)


Aethelred of Mercia Family Tree


Aethelred of Mercia Family Tree showing:


Short Biography

Aethelred of Mercia is thought to have been born around 860. He became ruler of Mercia following the death of Ceowulf.

Aethelred married Aethelflaed, the eldest daughter of King Alfred the Great in 886 as part of a treaty of mutual support. They had one child, a daughter, Aelfwynn. 

Aethelred and his Mercian force, fought alongside Alfred and his son Edward to defeat the repeated Viking challenges during this period. Around 902, Aethelred became ill and his wife Aethelflaed took over the rule of Mercia. He died in 911 and was buried in St Oswald’s Priory, Gloucestershire.


Published Jan 15, 2018 @ 11:44 pm – Updated – Apr 4, 2024 @ 11:55 am

Harvard Reference for Aethelred of Mercia Family Tree:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2018 – ). Aethelred of Mercia Family Tree (c860-911). Available: Last accessed April 5th, 2024