Aelfflaed of Bernicia fl 1050

Aelflfaed was the daughter of Ealdred of Bamburgh. Her dates of birth and death are not known. She married Siward of Northumbria and they had two sons, Osbeorn and Waltheof. Family tree for Aelfflaed showing: parents partner children  Ealdred of Bernicia dates unknownMother details unknown Ealdgyth details unknown AELFFLAED OF BERNICIA dates unknownSiward of Northumbria … Read more Aelfflaed of Bernicia fl 1050

Siward of Northumbria d 1055

Siward was Earl of Northumbria. His date of birth is not known but it is known that he died in 1055. It is believed that Siward came to England after Canute conquered the country in 1016. He married Aelflaed, daughter of Ealdred of Bamburgh which further secured his position in Northumbria. He fought against the … Read more Siward of Northumbria d 1055

Aelfwine Haroldsson d. c1075

Aelfwine was the son of King Harold I, known as Harefoot, and the grandson of King Cnut the Great.  Little is known of his life. He was probably born in Scandinavia in the 1030s. It is believed he died in the mid 1070s.  Family tree for Aelfwine Haroldsson showing: parents   King Harold I Harefoot 1016 … Read more Aelfwine Haroldsson d. c1075

King Harthacnut 1018 – 1042

Harthacnut was born in 1018 (exact date not known) and died 8th June 1042. He was the son of King Cnut the Great by his second wife, Emma of Normandy. When his father died he dealing with problems in Denmark and his half-brother Harold Harefoot took the throne. When Harefoot died in 1040, Harthacnut returned … Read more King Harthacnut 1018 – 1042

King Harold I Harefoot 1016 – 1040

Harold was born in 1016 (exact date not known) and died 17th March 1040. He was the second son of King Cnut the Great by his first wife, Aelfgifu of Northampton. He took the throne of England as King Harold I in 1035 when the nominated successor, Harthacnut, was unable to return to England due to … Read more King Harold I Harefoot 1016 – 1040

King Canute the Great 995 – 1035

 Canute was born in 995 and died 12th November 1035. He was the son of Sweyn Forkbeard who invaded England and took the throne from King Aethelred the Unready in 1013. After Sweyn’s death in 1014, the throne returned to Aethelred the Unready but when he died in 1016, Canute invaded and defeated Aethelred’s son … Read more King Canute the Great 995 – 1035

Gytha Thorkelsdottir 997 – 1067

Gytha Thorkelsdottir was born around 997 and died around 1067. She was the daughter of  Danish chieftan, Thorkel Sprakling. She married Earl Godwin of Wessex and they had eleven children. Earl Godwin rose to become the most powerful nobleman. Her eldest daughter, Edith, married Edward the Confessor. When Edward died in 1066 without an heir … Read more Gytha Thorkelsdottir 997 – 1067

Aelfgifu of Northampton 990 – 1044

Aelfgifu of Northampton was born around 990 and died around 1044. She was the first wife of King Cnut the Great and the mother of King Harold I. She was  was the daughter of Aelfhelm, Earldorman of Northumbria. Cnut set her aside in 1016 when he married King Aethelred’s widow, Emma of Normandy.    Family … Read more Aelfgifu of Northampton 990 – 1044