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Adela, countess of Blois (c. 1067–1137), princess, was in all probability the youngest daughter of William I, the Conqueror (1027/8–1087), and his queen, Matilda of Flanders (d. 1083). Adela's birth date is usually calculated as c.1060–62, but panegyric poetry written for her during adulthood suggests that her father was a crowned king at the time of her birth. It is most likely that ...

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Adelida [Adeliza] (d. before 1113), princess, was probably the eldest of the daughters of William I, the Conqueror (1027/8–1087), and Matilda of Flanders (d. 1083). As Adelida she heads most lists of the names of the Conqueror's daughters, including the one in the mortuary roll of ...

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Adeliza [Adeliza of Louvain] (c. 1103–1151), queen of England, second consort of Henry I, was a daughter of Godfrey, count of Lower Lorraine and duke of Brabant (d. 1139), and his first wife, Ide, daughter of Henri (III), count of Namur. Adeliza's...

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?lfgifu [?lfgifu of Northampton] (fl. 1006–1036), first consort of King Cnut, was the daughter of ?lfhelm, ealdorman of southern Northumbria (d. 1006), and of Wulfrune. She belonged to a great midlands family important throughout the tenth and early eleventh centuries, and the epithet attached to her name by the late eleventh century probably reflects landholding in this area. ...

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?lfgifu (fl. 956–966), consort of King Eadwig, was possibly a descendant of Ealdorman ?thelfrith of Mercia (fl. c.900) and of his wife, ?thelgyth, who may have been niece of Ealhswith, wife of King Alfred, and thus of Mercian royal blood. She was certainly a blood relative of ...

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?lfthryth (d. 929), princess, was the youngest of three daughters of King Alfred (d. 899) and Queen Ealhswith, daughter of ?thelred Mucel, ealdorman of the 'Gaini'. She also had two brothers. According to her father's biographer Asser, she was educated with her brother ...

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?lfthryth (d. 999x1001), queen of England, consort of King Edgar, was the daughter of Ordgar (d. 971), a powerful magnate of south-west England, and of a royally descended mother of unknown name; her brother Ordulf was founder of Tavistock Abbey. She married first, ...

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?thelred II [Ethelred; known as Ethelred the Unready] (c. 966x8–1016), king of England, was the younger son of King Edgar (r. 959–75) and his wife, ?lfthryth (d. 999x1001), daughter of Ealdorman Ordgar. The separate elements of his name (?thel-r?d) mean 'noble' and 'counsel'; and although the name was in common usage, contemporaries might well have been more than usually conscious of its literal significance when applied to a king. ...

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?thelred II (c. 966x88–1016) silver penny ? Copyright The British Museum

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?thelstan [Athelstan] (893/4–939), king of England, was the eldest son of King Edward the Elder (870s?–924), with his first wife, Ecgwynn.

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?thelstan (893/44–939) manuscript illumination [[Left to right] and St Cuthbert (c. 635–687)] Master and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

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?thelstan ?theling [Athelstan the Atheling] (d. 1014), prince, was the eldest son of ?thelred II (c. 966x8–1016), king of England, and of ?thelred's first wife, ?lfgifu, daughter of Thored (Thorth), who held office as earl of Northumbria from c.975 to c.992. ...

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Alfred ?theling (d. 1036/7), prince, was the second son of ?thelred II (c. 966x8–1016) and his second consort, Emma of Normandy (d. 1052). He was the brother of Edward the Confessor and they had a sister, Godgifu; he was also half-brother to Harthacnut...

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Anne [née Anne Hyde], duchess of York (1637–1671), first wife of James II, was born on 12 March 1637 at Cranbourne Lodge, Windsor Park, the eldest daughter of Sir Edward Hyde (1609–1674), created earl of Clarendon in 1661, and Frances, daughter of ...

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Anne [Anne of Cleves] (1515–1557), queen of England, fourth consort of Henry VIII, was the daughter of Johann (III), duke of Juliers-Cleves (1490–1539), and Maria (1491–1543), heir of Juliers (or Jülich). From 1511 Johann ruled Juliers in his wife's right and in 1521 inherited ...

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Anne [Anna, Anne of Denmark] (1574–1619), queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, consort of James VI and I, was born on 12 December 1574 at Skanderborg Castle in Jutland, Denmark. She was the second daughter of Frederick II (1534–1588), king of Denmark and Norway...

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Anne [Anne of Bohemia] (1366–1394), queen of England, first consort of Richard II, was the eldest daughter of the Emperor Charles IV and his fourth wife, Elizabeth of Pomerania. She was born at Prague on 11 May 1366. Little is known of her early life, but it is likely that she received an informal education at court. Her marriage to the ...

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Anne [née Anne Neville] (1456–1485), queen of England, consort of Richard III, was the younger daughter of Richard Neville, sixteenth earl of Warwick and sixth earl of Salisbury, the Kingmaker (1428–1471), and of his countess, Anne Beauchamp (d. 1492), who was heir both to the ...

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Anne [Anne Boleyn] (c. 1500–1536), queen of England, second consort of Henry VIII, was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, earl of Ormond and of Wiltshire (1476/7–1539), and Elizabeth (d. 1538), daughter of Thomas Howard, second duke of Norfolk (1443–1524), and his first wife, ...

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Anne, duchess of York (1637–1671) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1660 Scottish National Portrait Gallery