Who's Who in the Viking Age
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Ealhswith

LifeEalhswith (c. 853 – 902/905).
King’s consort (871-899), probably never anointed.
Saint’s day: 20 July.
FamilyHouse of Mercia.
Father is Æthelred Mucel.
Mother is Eadburh.
Married to Alfred the Great (868).
Children: Æthelflæd, Eadmund, Eadweard, Elfreda, Æthelgiva, Ælfthryth, Æthelweard.
EventsFounded Saint Mary’s Abbey, Winchester (903).
Sources: FMG, Academia, Nunnaminster.

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