|Ealdgyth of Mercia, Queen of England
Ealdgyth of Mercia, Queen of England
- Married (1): Abt 1058, England
- Died: After 1086
Compiler's 27/29 x great-grandmother
Florence of Worcester´s genealogies name "regina Aldgitha, comitis Ælfgari filia" as mother of King Harold´s son "Haroldum". Orderic Vitalis records that "Edwinus…et Morcarus comites, filii Algari…Edgivam sororem eorum" married firstly "Gritfridi…regis Guallorum" and secondly "Heraldo". In a later passage, the same source names her “Aldit”. Her parentage and marriage to King Harold are confirmed by Florence of Worcester who records that "earls Edwin and Morcar…sent off their sister Queen Elgitha to Chester" after the battle of Hastings. There is no source which pinpoints the date of Ealdgyth´s second marriage. Freeman suggests that the absence of any reference to his queen in the sources which record the circumstances of Harold´s accession and coronation may indicate that his marriage took place afterwards.... 1
Aldgyth married Gruffydd AP LLEWELYN Prince of Gwynedd & Powys, son of Llewelyn AP SEISYLL, , King of Gwynedd & Dyfed, and Angharad FERCH MAREDYDD, about 1058. (Gruffydd AP LLEWELYN was born in Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales and died on 5 Aug 1063 in Wales.
Aldgyth also married Harold II GODWINSSON King of England. (Harold II GODWINSSON King of England was born after 1023 in Wessex, England, died on 14 Oct 1066 in Battle of Hastings, Sussex, England and was buried in Waltham Abbey, Waltham Holy Cro, Essex, England.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Ealdgyth.