See also

Edith ( - )

1. Edith, daughter of Uchtred EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND ( - ) and Aelgifu ( - ), married Maldred MORMAER OF ATHOLL.

 

Maldred MORMAER OF ATHOLL and Edith had the following children:

 

Gospatrick EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND (1048-1072). Gospatrick was born in 1048. He died on 15 December 1072.

Second Generation

2. Uchtred EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND married Aelgifu.

 

3. Aelgifu was the daughter of Athelred II The Unready KING OF THE ENGLISH and Aelflyd of Northumbria. She and Uchtred EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND had the following children:

 

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Edith ( - )

Third Generation

4. Athelred II The Unready KING OF THE ENGLISH, son of Edgar I The Peaceful KING OF THE ENGLSIH and Elfhyrth, was born in 0978. He married Emma de Normandie in 1002. He died on 23 April 1016. He was buried in Old St. Paul's Cathedral. He married Aelflyd of Northumbria. He married Elfreda Gunnarson.

 

Athelred (Ethelred) 'The Unready' was King of the English from 978 to 1016. The term 'Unready' was probably a misinterpretation of the word 'un-raed' which meant 'lack of council'. It appears that Athelred was not able to make any decisions on his own and relied on the Witan council heavily. Athelred first married Aelfgifu and then in 1002 married Emma the daughter of Richard I Duke of Normandy. In 1013 the Danes invaded England forcing the Saxon king into exile in Normandy. From September of 1013 Swein Fork-Beard of Denmark is acknowledged as King of all England, but he died in February 1014. Swein's son Canute was elected King of England by the Danes but the Witan council elected Athelred. Athelred sent a delegation from Normandy, including his son Edward (the Confessor), to England to discuss his return and in March of 1014 he resumed his reign.

 

Elfreda Gunnarson and Athelred II The Unready KING OF THE ENGLISH had the following children:

 

Egbert ( - )

 

Emma de Normandie and Athelred II The Unready KING OF THE ENGLISH had the following children:

 

Edward the Confessor KING OF THE ENGLISH ( -1066). Edward died in 1066.

Alfred ( -1036). Alfred died in 1036.

Godgifu ( - )

 

5. Aelflyd of Northumbria, daughter of Earl Thorold and Hilda, died before 0996.

 

.. or Elgiva, or Elfleda, Thorold of Northumbria??

 

Athelred II The Unready KING OF THE ENGLISH and Aelflyd of Northumbria had the following children:

 

Aethelstan KING OF THE ENGLISH (bef981-1014). Aethelstan was born before 0981. He died in 1014.

Edmund II Ironside KING OF THE ENGLISH (981-1016). Edmund was born in 0981. He died on 30 November 1016. He was buried in Glastonbury.

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Aelgifu ( - )