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Æthelflæd of Damerham

Æthelflæd of Damerham
Queen consort of England
Tenure 944 - 26 May 946
Spouse Edmund, King of England
For other people of the same name, see Æthelflæd (disambiguation).

Æthelflæd, known as Æthelflæd of Damerham to distinguish her from other women of the same name, was the second wife of King Edmund I of England.

Æthelflæd was a daughter of S1483.

Æthelflæd married Edmund in 944 following the death of his first wife Ælfgifu, mother of the future kings Eadwig and Edgar. She and Edmund are not known to have had any children, and Edmund was killed in 946, leaving Æthelflæd as a wealthy widow. Records of Ely Cathedral, to which she, her sister, and her brother-in-law, were generous benefactors, say that she remarried with an ealdorman named Æthelstan. There were several ealdormen of that name active in the reign of Edmund's brother and successor Eadred, and it most likely that Æthelflæd married the man known as Æthelstan Rota, but it may be that she married Æthelstan Half-King.

Æthelflæd's will survives, Stoke-by-Nayland.

References

  • Stafford, Pauline, Unification and Conquest: A Political and Social History of England in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries. London: Edward Arnold, 1989. ISBN 0-7131-6532-4
Preceded by
Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury
Queen Consort of England
944–946
Succeeded by
Ælfgifu, wife of Eadwig
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