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Ælfwynn

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Who is Ælfwynn?

ælfwynn a.k.a. Ælfwynn was the ruler of Mercia for a few months in 918, following her mother's death. She was the daughter of Æthelred, ruler of English Mercia, and Æthelflæd. Following the death of her mother on 12 June 918, Ælfwynn was for a short time ruler of Mercia. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states that she was "deprived of all control in Mercia, and was led into Wessex three weeks before Christmas".

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