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Æthelstan Ætheling [Athelstan the Atheling] (d. 1014), prince

Simon Keynes

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Æthelstan Ætheling [Athelstan the Atheling] (d. 1014), prince, was the eldest son of Æthelred II (c. 966x968-1016), king of England, and of Æthelred's first wife, Ælfgifu, daughter of Thored (Thorth), who held office as earl of Northumbria from c.975 to c.992. Æthelstan was born probably in the early or mid-980s, ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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