Aethelred of Mercia Family Tree & biography (c 870-911)

 

Aethelred was a member of the House of Mercia and husband of Aethelflaed, daughter of King Alfred the Great of the House of Wessex.

 

Aethelred of Mercia Family Tree Image showing:

wife and child

Aethelred of Mercia Family Tree

Aethelred of Mercia Family Tree in Table Form showing:

grandparents, parents, siblings, wife and child

 

GRANDPARENTS

Not known

PARENTS

Not known

SIBLINGS

Not known

MARRIED

Aethelflaed of Mercia – (870-918)

CHILDREN

Aelfwyn – (c888 – 950)

GRANDCHILDREN

None known

 

Aethelred of Mercia Short Biography

Aethelred of Mercia Family Tree

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 Jun 15, 2024 @ 5:36 pm – Updated – Jun 20, 2024 @ 9:28 am

Harvard Reference for Aethelred of Mercia Family Tree:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2024). Aethelred of Mercia Family Tree & Biography (c860-911). Available: https://www.treesofblue.com/aethelred-of-mercia-family-tree-c-870-911. Last accessed July 21st, 2024