Ælfthryth, wife of Edgar
Ælfthryth (c. 945 – 1000 or 1001, also Alfrida, Elfrida or Elfthryth) was the second or third wife of King Edgar of England. Ælfthryth was the first king's wife known to have been crowned and anointed as Queen of the Kingdom of England. Mother of King Æthelred the Unready, she was a powerful political figure. She was linked to the murder of her stepson King Edward the Martyr and appeared as a stereotypical bad queen and evil stepmother in many medieval histories.
Where died Ælfthryth?
Ælfthryth died in Wherwell.
How would Ælfthryth be described?
Ælfthryth would be described as Queen Consort of England.
When died Ælfthryth?
Ælfthryth died 17.11.1000.
What is Ælfthryth subject of?
Ælfthryth is subject of 10th-century births, Anglo-Saxon royal consorts, 1000 deaths, Anglo-Saxon nuns, 10th-century English people, 10th-century women, English royal consorts and House of Wessex.
Where was Ælfthryth born?
Ælfthryth was born in Devon.
What is the gender of Ælfthryth?
Ælfthryth is female.
When did the career of Ælfthryth start?
The career started in 0964.