Ælfthryth of Wessex was the youngest child of Alfred the Great (849-899), the Saxon King of England and his wife Ealhswith (c852-905). She had four or five siblings, including King Edward the Elder and Ethelfleda.
Ælfthryth was an ancestor of Matilda of Flanders, who married William the Conqueror, first monarch from the House of Normandy, which means that following the Norman conquest of England and the death of William I all the monarchs of England were also descendants of the House of Wessex.
Marriage and Family
Ælfthryth married Baldwin II (died 918), Count of Flanders.
They had the following issue:
- Arnulf I of Flanders (c. 890–964); married Adela of Vermandois
- Adalulf, Count of Boulogne (c. 890–933)
It is not known what became of her daughters Ermentrud and Ealswid.
|Offspring of Ælfthryth of Wessex and Baldwin II of Flanders (c865-918)|
|Arnulf I of Flanders (c890-965)||890||28 March 965|| Adele de Vermandois (910-960)|
|Adalulf of Flanders (c890-933)||890||13 November 933|| |
|Ealswid of Flanders (c865-?)|| |
|Ermentrud of Flanders (c869-896)|
|Offspring of Alfred the Great and Ealhswith (c852-905)|
|Æthelflæd (c872-918)||872 Wessex||12 June 918 Tamford, Staffordshire, England|| Æthelred of Mercia (c855-911)|
|Edward the Elder (c870-924)||870||17 July 924|| Ecgwynn (c875-)|
Eadgifu of Kent (c902-968)
|Æthelgifu, Abbess of Shaftesbury (?-?)|| |
|Ælfthryth of Wessex (?-929)||7 June 929|| Baldwin II of Flanders (c865-918)|
|Æthelwærd (c880-922)||880 Wessex||921 Wessex|