|Ælfthryth DE WESSEX
Ælfthryth DE WESSEX 1
- Born: Abt 877, Wessex, England
- Married: Est 885
- Died: 7 Jan 929
Asser names (in order) "Ethelfled the eldest…Edward…Ethelgiva… Ethelwitha and Ethelwerd" as the children of King Alfred & his wife. "Elfthtritham" is named by Roger of Hoveden third in his list of King Alfred's daughters by Queen Ealswith. She is called "Æthelswitha" by Asser. "Elftrudis" is named as wife of Count Baudouin II in the Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin. This marriage represented the start of a long-lasting alliance between England and Flanders, founded on their common interest of preventing Viking settlements along the coast. "Elstrudis comitissa…cum filiis suis Arnulfo et Adelolfo" donated "hereditatem suam Liefsham…in terra Anglorum in Cantia" to Saint-Pierre de Gand, for the soul of "senioris sui Baldwini", by charter dated 11 Sep 918.
The Memorial of "filia regis Elstrudis…Balduini…domini" records her death "VII Iunii". An undated charter, dated to , recording the last wishes of "marchysi Arnulfi", notes that "pater meus et mater mea" were buried in the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand. 2
Ælfthryth married Cte Baudouin II "le Chauve" DE FLANDRE, son of Cte Baudouin I 'Bras de Fer' DE FLANDRE and Judith CAROLING, est 885. (Baudouin II "le Chauve" DE FLANDRE was born between 865 and 867 in Flanders and died on 10 Sep 918.)
1 Comtes de Flandre(s)(Vlaanderen), Flandre(s), Pays-Bas, Etienne Pattou, 2005, pp. 2-3.
Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Ælfthryth.