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Ælfthryth

(c. 929—1000) queen of England, consort of King Edgar


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Second wife of King Edgar I, stepmother to King Edward ‘the Martyr’, and mother of Æthelred II ‘the Unready’ (r. 978–1013, 1014–16). Because of her ambitions for her son, some suspected her in Edward's murder although modern scholars tend to accept her innocence. She remained influential until her death. See alsoengland, anglo-saxon.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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