Who's Who in the Viking Age
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Gunhilda of Denmark

LifeÆthelfryth, Kunigund, Ethelrude (c. 1020 – 18 July 1038).
Queen Consort of Germany (1036-1038).
FamilyHouse of Knýtlinga.
Father is Cnut the Great.
Mother is Emma of Normandy.
Husband is Henry III (1036).
Children: Beatrice.
EventsSent to Germany as a child for the marriage her father made with Conrad II (1025).
Accused of adultery, retreats to convent after victorious trial by combat, but reconciles with husband.
Died on return trip from expedition to Italy (1038).

Sources: FMG, Dansk Biografisk Leksikon, Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia.

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