Aelfflaed of Wessex c878 – c919

Likeness Unknown

Father – Aethelhelm of Wiltshire
Mother – Unknown
Spouse – Edward the Elder
Children – Eadgifu, Aelfweard, Edwin, Eadgyth, Eadhild

878 (around)
Aelfflaed of Wessex, was born to Aethelhelm of Wiltshire.
899 (around)
Aelfflaed married Edward, son of King Alfred the Great.
899 (26th October)
King Alfred died. Edward, known as Edward The Elder, became King of the Angles and Saxons.
900 (during)
Edward’s cousin, Aethelwold rose up against Edward, challenging him for the throne, and took Wimborne in Dorset, the place where his father, King Aethelred, was buried. He then took Christchurch in Sussex. Edward marched to Badbury and offered Aethelwold the chance for battle. However, Aethelwold took the decision not to fight but instead rode north.
900 (8th June)
Edward was crowned King of the Angles and Saxons.
901 (during)
Aelfflaed is recorded as having witnessed a charter.
902 (during)
A son, Aelfweard, was born to Aelfflaed and Edward.
902 (13th December)
The Battle of Holme
Edward was defeated in this battle by the forces of Aethelwold and his allies. However, during the battle Aethelwold and the Danish King of East Anglia Eohric were killed leaving Edward’s place as King secure.
901 (around)
A son, Edwin, was born to Aelfflaed and Edward. This date is estimated based on the fact that Edwin is named as a second charter witness after his half-brother.
902 (during)
A daughter, Eadgifu, was born to Aelfflaed and Edward.
903 (around)
A son Aelfweard, was born to Aelfflaed and Edward.
905 (around)
A daughter Eadflaed, was born to Aelfflaed and Edward.
910 (during)
A daughter Eadgyth was born to Aelfflaed and Edward.
911 (around)
A daughter Eadhild was born to Aelfflaed and Edward.
916 (during)
Aelfflaed’s daughter, Eadgifu, married Charles the Simple, King of the Franks. This date is disputed and may have been 918.
919 (around)
Aelfflaed was put aside or died.

 

Published Feb 5, 2018 @ 1:11 pm – Updated – Mar 22, 2020 @ 9:21 am

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2018 – 2020). Aelfflaed of Wessex 878 – 919. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/aelfflaed-of-wessex-878-919/ Last Accessed May 28th, 2020