Wulfthryth of Wessex Family Tree & Biography (fl 868)


Wulfthryth of Wessex was a member of the House of Wessex when she married King Aethelred I.


Wulfthryth of Wessex Family Tree Image showing:

parents, husband and children

Wulfthryth of Wessex Family Tree


Wulfthryth of Wessex Family Tree in Table Form showing:

grandparents, parents, siblings, wife and children



Not known


Father – Not known

Mother – Not known


None known


King Aethelred I – (847-871)


Aethelhelm – (d. 890)

Aethelwold – (d.902)


None known


Wulfthryth of Wessex Short Biography

Wulfthryth of Wessex Family Tree

Wulfthryth of Wessex was the wife of King Aethelred I of Wessex. Very little is known of her life and the identity of her parents is unknown.

Wulfthryth witnessed a royal charter as qeen in 868 which is evidence that she married King Aethelred in, or before, 868. 

The couple had two children, Aethelwold and Aethelhelm. After the death of Aethelred the crown passed to Aethelred’s younger brother King Alfred the Great because the children were considered too young to rule particularly as Britain was facing repeated attacks by the Danes.


Published June 15, 2024 @ 1:07 pm – Updated – Jun 15, 2024 @ 11:19 am


Harvard Reference for Wulfthryth of Wessex Family Tree:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2024). Wuflthryth of Wessex Family Tree (fl. 88). Available: https://www.treesofblue.com/wulfthryth-of-wessex-family-tree-fl-868. Last accessed July 21st, 2024