Duke Ethelred MERCIA
(Abt 865-Abt 911)


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Duke Ethelred MERCIA

  • Born: Abt 865, , Wessex, England
  • Died: Abt 911-912, , Mercia, England

   Other names for Ethelred were MERCIA King, MERCIA Alderman, Aethelred, MERCIA Duke and MERCIANS Ealdorman.

   Ancestral File Number: GXQD-R9. User ID: 19365134818.

   General Notes:

Ealdorman of the MERCIANS, Alderman of MERCIA, Duke of MERCIA, King of MERCIA.

Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Aethelflaed The Lady of Mercia, Mar Aethelred Ealdorman of Mercia, Died 918."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol I, p116, Aethelflaed: "...Aethelflaed became the effective ruler of Mercia some years befor the death (911) of her husband, Aethelred, Ealdorman of the Mercians."

From Alfred to Henry III 871-1272,Christopher Brooke, 1961, Norton Library History of England, p43: "...In 886 [Alfred] captured London, and put it in charge of his close ally, Ethelred, Ealdorman of the Mercians, who shortly after married Alfred's daughter, Aethelflaed..."
p50: "...Ethelred, Ealdorman of Mercia, died in 911, but co-operation did not cease with his death. His place was filled by his wife, Edward's sister, Aethelflaed, `Lady of the Mercians', who continued her husband's work in close association with her brother until her own death in 918; from then on Wessex and Mercia were united."

The Formation of England 550-1042, HPR Finberg, 1977, Paladin, p127: "...In 885 the Danes in East Anglia broke the peace. Alfred reacted strongly, and in the following year took London by storm. London had long been a Mercian town, and Alfred refrained from annexing it to his own kingdom. Ceolwulf II, the last English king of Mercia, being now presumably dead, the part of Mercia not under Danish rule was governed by an ealdorman named Ethelred. Alfred entrusted the government of London to him and gave him his daughter Aethelflaed in marriage. Thus far Mercian independence was respected, but Ethelred never assumed the kingly title, and was content to reign as Alfred's viceroy..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.11 GXQD-R9 Ehtelred Duke of MERCIA Born Abt 852 Mercia England Died 912.

   Marriage Information:

Ethelred married Lady Ethelfleda MERCIA, daughter of King Alfred Wessex ENGLAND and Queen Ealhswyth ENGLAND. (Lady Ethelfleda MERCIA was born about 869 in , Wessex, England, died on 12 Jun 918 in Tamworth, Staffordshire, England and was buried in Church, St Peters, Gloucestershire, England.)

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