Æthelflæd

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Æthelflæd

(ĕ`thəlflĕd, ă`thĕlflăd) or

Ethelfleda

(–flē`də), d. 918, daughter of King Alfred the Great of Wessex and wife of Æthelred, ealdorman [alderman or earl] of Mercia. After her husband's death in 911, she ruled the semi-independent Mercia alone. Campaigning with her brother, Edward the ElderEdward the Elder,
d. 924, king of Wessex (899–924), son and successor of Alfred. He fought with his father against the Danes. At Alfred's death (899) Edward's succession was disputed by his cousin Æthelwold, who allied himself with the Danes of Northumbria and East
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, she helped to recover the Danish-held lands S of the Humber River. After her death Mercia became part of the kingdom of Wessex.
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Dr Harding said: "A lot of them were allowed to settle on the Wirral by Queen Aethelflaed of Mercia, which covered much of the Midlands and the North, who was the daughter of Alfred the Great.
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The wealth of information gathered on this period also allows the author to deal more extensively with aspects of the reigns of king Edward of Wessex (899-924) and queen AEthelflaed of Mercia (911-918), as well as with the settlement of York by Norwegians in the early 10th century.
Celtic and Anglo-Saxon civilizations produced Queen Boudicca and Aethelflaed, the eldest daughter of Alfred the Great, who died in battle.
Aethelflaed, the daughter of Saxon's King Alfred, lived in the late 800s.
They appealed to Queen Aethelflaed, daughter of Alfred the Great, for permission to settle in the North West of England and were granted lands in Wirral.
The Edge of the Sword" is the story of a young woman named Aethelflaed (rhymes with appleglad) whose father betroths her to his ally in order to strengthen his hold over Mercia, a region of England.
63) AEthelgifu is consigned to a monastery, and AEthelflaed marries AEthelred, ealdorman of Mercia.