Ælfthryth, Wife of Edgar
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Who is Ælfthryth, Wife of Edgar?
ælfthryth, Wife Of Edgar a.k.a. Ælfthryth, wife of Edgar: Ælfthryth 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.
- also known as Ælfthryth, Alfrida, Elfthryth
- born in (1071 years ago) in Devon, child of Ordgar, Ealdorman of Devon
- religion: Catholicism
- Marriage with Edgar the Peaceful of England
- parent of Æthelred the Unready
- died in (1016 years ago)
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