See also

Egbert ( - )

1. Egbert was the son of Athelred II The Unready KING OF THE ENGLISH (978-1016) and Elfreda Gunnarson (968-1002).

Second Generation

2. 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.

 

Aelflyd of Northumbria and Athelred II The Unready KING OF THE ENGLISH 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.

Aelgifu ( - )

 

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 ( - )

 

3. Elfreda Gunnarson was born in 0968. She died in 1002. She and Athelred II The Unready KING OF THE ENGLISH had the following children:

 

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Egbert ( - )

Third Generation

4. Edgar I The Peaceful KING OF THE ENGLSIH, son of Edmund I KING OF THE ENGLISH and Aelgifu, was born in 0944. He died in 0975. He married Ethelflead. He married Wulfryth. He married Elfhyrth.

 

reigned 959-975.

 

Ethelflead and Edgar I The Peaceful KING OF THE ENGLSIH had the following children:

 

Edward the Martyr KING OF THE ENGLISH ( -978). Edward died in 0978.

 

5. Elfhyrth was born in 0945. She died in 1000. She and Edgar I The Peaceful KING OF THE ENGLSIH had the following children:

 

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Athelred II The Unready KING OF THE ENGLISH (978-1016)