Æthelflæd of Wessex Princess of England
- Born: Abt 869, Wessex
- Marriage: Æthelred Ealdorman of Mercia 985,1402
- Died: Jun 918/9, Tamworth, Gloucester 985
- Buried: St. Peter's Abbey, Gloucester 985
Another name for Æthelflæd was Ethelfleda, Princess of England.
Noted events in her life were:
• Background Information. 985
Æthelfleda was the eldest daughter of Alfred the Great, sister of Edward the Elder and wife of Æthelred, Earl of Mercia. She is known as a great woman-warrior. She died at Tamworth, A.D. 918, twelve days before midsummer, in the eighth year of her rule over Mercia. She was buried in the east porch of St. Peter's Church in Gloucester. She built Warwick Castle, which was the greatest fortress of its time.
~Warwick Castle and its Earls, p. 10-11
• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Æthelfleda.
Asser names (in order) "Ethelfled the eldest…Edward…Ethelgiva…Ethelwitha and Ethelwerd" as the children of King Alfred & his wife, specifying that Ethelfled was married to "Ethered earl of Mercia" [Asser, p. 25]. "Egelfledam Merciorum dominam" is named by Roger of Hoveden first in his list of King Alfred's daughters by Queen Ealhswith [Roger of Hoveden I, p. 41].
• Web Reference: Æthelflæd from Wikipedia.
Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians, was the eldest daughter of Alfred the Great, king of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, and his queen, Ealhswith. Æthelflæd was born at the height of the Viking invasions of England. Her father married her to Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians. After his death in 911 she ruled Mercia until her own death in 918. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle referred to her as the Myrcna hlæfdige, "Lady of the Mercians".
Æthelflæd married Æthelred Ealdorman of Mercia 985.,1402 (Æthelred Ealdorman of Mercia died in 912 in Mercia, England.)