Sigen Styrsdottir fl 1010

  Sigen was the daughter of Styr. Her dates of birth and death are not known. It is likely that her father was descended from Danish Vikings. She was the second wife of Uhtred of Northumbria known as Uhtred the Bold.   Family tree for Sigen showing: parents partner  children  Styr Ulfson of York dates unknownMother … Read more Sigen Styrsdottir fl 1010

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

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

Emma of Normandy 985 – 1052

Emma was born in 985 and died 6th March 1052. She was the daughter of Robert, Duke of Normandy and became the second wife of King Aethelred the Unready as part of an agreement between England and Normandy. Emma married King Cnut after he took the English throne. By Aethelred she was the mother of … Read more Emma of Normandy 985 – 1052