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WESSEX, Edmund I The Elder Of
(0921-0946)
St. Elgiva (Aelfgitha)
(-0944)
DEVON, Ordgar Of, Ealdorman
WESSEX, Edgar The Peaceful Of
(0943-0975)
DEVON, Elfrida Of
(-1000)
WESSEX, Ethelred II The Unready Of
(Abt 0968-1016)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elfreda (Elfgiva)

2. NORMANDY, Emma Of

WESSEX, Ethelred II The Unready Of

  • Born: Abt 968
  • Marriage (1): Elfreda (Elfgiva) about 985
  • Marriage (2): NORMANDY, Emma Of on 5 Apr 1002 in Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Died: 1016 aged about 48
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bullet  General Notes:

King of Kent

His marriage to Emma provided the basis for the subsequent Norman claim to the English throne. "The Unready" is a
corruption of the Old English unraed, "bad counsel," which is a reference to his misfortunes.

bullet  Burial Notes:

Buried in St. Paul's Catherdral.


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Ethelred married Elfreda (Elfgiva), daughter of Ealdorman (Earl) Thored and Unknown, about 985.


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Ethelred next married Emma Of NORMANDY, daughter of Count Richard I The Fearless Of NORMANDY and Gunnor (Gonnora De Crepon) Of DENMARK, on 5 Apr 1002 in Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England. (Emma Of NORMANDY was born about 967 in , , Normandy, France, died on 14 Mar 1051-1052 in , , , England and was buried in Winchester, , Hampshire, England.)


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