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Æthelweard describes himself as the " grandson's grandson " of King Æthelred I. Eadwig was the son of King Edmund the Magnificent, grandson of King Edward the Elder, great-grandson of King Alfred the Great, and therefore great-great-nephew of King Æthelred I. Eadwig and Ælfgifu were therefore third cousins once removed.
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Æthelweard and describes
The 12th-century historian William of Malmesbury, who seems unaware of any pre-existing minster, claims that one Æthelweard ( Egelwardus ), whom he describes as " ealdorman of Dorset ", had founded the abbey of Pershore in the time of King Edgar.
Æthelweard and grandson's
In 957 King Eadwig, the great-grandson of King Æthelred I's brother, Alfred the Great, was obliged to divorce Æthelweard's sister Ælfgifu on grounds of consanguinity, and in the introduction to his Latin Chronicle Æthelweard claims to be the " grandson's grandson " of King Æthelred.
Æthelweard and grandson
Æthelnoth was a son of the Æthelmær the Stout and a grandson of Æthelweard the Historian, who was a great-great-grandson of Æthelred I.
Æthelweard and King
King Alfred the Great and the chronicler Æthelweard identified this place with the district that is now called Angeln, in the province of Schleswig ( Slesvig ) ( though it may then have been of greater extent ), and this identification agrees with the indications given by Bede.
Æthelweard was a descendant of King Æthelred of Wessex and probably the brother of King Eadwig's wife.
Æthelflæd is mentioned by King Alfred's biographer Asser, who calls her the first-born child of Alfred and Ealhswith and a sister to Edward, Æthelgifu, Ælfthryth and Æthelweard.
Æthelweard ( also spelled Ethelward ), ( died c. 998 ) Anglo-Saxon historian, was descended from King Æthelred I ( who was the brother of Alfred the Great ), and was ealdorman or earl of the western provinces.
The historian Æthelweard claimed descent from King Æthelred, and thus may have been descended from Æthelwold.
The town was known as Crocern, or Cruaern in the 899 will of Alfred the Great when he left it to his younger son Æthelweard, and by 1066 the manor was held by Edith Swanneck mistress of King Harold.
Furthermore in The Cartulary of the Abbey of Eynsham Transaction, King Æthelred sent to Eynsham Abbey confirmation of the foundation ( in 1005 ) by Æthelmær, the endowment including 20 hides at Esher, Surrey ( granted by Beorhthelm, bishop, to Æthelweard, and bequeathed by Æthelweard to his son, Æthelmær ); and land at Thames Ditton, Surrey, among several other items.
Æthelweard and Ælfweard re-appear as brothers and thegns ( ministri ) in the witness list of a spurious royal charter dated 974 This appears to be the same Æthelweard who regularly attests royal charters between 958 and 977 as the king's thegn and may have moved on to become the illustrious ealdorman of the Western Provinces and author of a Latin chronicle, in which he claimed descent from King Æthelred of Wessex ( d. 871 ), fourth son of King Æthelwulf.
The conclusion which can be derived from these prosopographical byways is that if the ealdorman and chronicler Æthelweard was her brother, she must have shared with him a common ancestor in King Æthelred.
Æthelweard and Æthelred
Æthelweard was father of Æthelmær the Stout, who was ealdorman of the Western provinces towards the end of Æthelred II's reign.
The historian Æthelweard claimed descent from King Æthelred and may therefore be a descendant of Æthelhelm.
In 692, together with Æthelweard, issued a charter to Abbess Cuthswith, and also witnessed a charter of Æthelred, King of Mercia, together with Æthelweard, Æthelberht, and Æthelric.
In 692 he witnessed a charter of Æthelred, King of Mercia S 75, together with Æthelheard, Æthelweard, and Æthelberht, and in 693 the four brothers witnessed a charter issued by their father Oshere S 53
Æthelweard and I
Æthelweard wrote his work on request of his relative Mathilde, abbess of Essen monastery and granddaughter of emperor Otto I and Eadgyth of Wessex, to help her in the duty of keeping the remembrance of the dead relatives.
Æthelweard and .
Æthelred's descendants include the tenth century historian, Æthelweard, and Æthelnoth, an eleventh century Archbishop of Canterbury.
The chronicler Æthelweard is clearer on the point of agency, writing that it was Wulfstan and the ealdorman ( dux ) of the Mercians who deposed these ' deserters ' – perhaps born again pagans – and forced them to submit to Edmund.
Osbert writes that an abbess of Nunnaminster had sold some relics to Æthelweard ( Alwardus ), who in turn handed them over for the refoundation of Pershore.
Some scholars have identified him with Æthelweard, the well-known chronicler and ealdorman of the western shires.
Æthelweard first witnesses charters as a minister after the accession of Eadwig in 955, and this is likely to be connected with the king's marriage to Ælfgifu.
Æthelweard signs as dux or ealdorman in 973, and was accorded primacy among the ealdormen after 993.
In the year 991 Æthelweard was associated with archbishop Sigeric in the conclusion of a peace with the victorious Danes from Maldon, and in 994 he was sent with Bishop Ælfheah of Winchester to make peace with Olaf Tryggvason at Andover.
Æthelweard was the friend and patron of Ælfric of Eynsham, who in the preface to his Old English Lives of saints, addressed Æthelweard and his son Æthelmær.
Æthelweard and Eadwig
Assuming that the identification of Æthelweard as the brother of Ælfgifu is correct, his mother was the Æthelgifu whose company Eadwig enjoyed along with her daughter whilst escaping his coronation.
This is a gross exaggeration, since Eadwig retained the title " king of the English " in his charters and Æthelweard envisaged a " continuous " reign.
Æthelweard and was
Æthelnoth's elevation probably was a gesture of appeasement, as Æthelnoth's brother Æthelweard had been executed in 1017 by Cnut, who also banished a brother-in-law named Æthelweard in 1020.
In the Viking period, the chronicler Æthelweard reports that the most important town in Angeln was Hedeby.
It was at Cerne, and partly at the desire, it appears, of Æthelweard, that he planned the two series of his English homilies ( edited by Benjamin Thorpe, 1844 – 1846, for the Ælfric Society and more recently by Malcolm Godden and Peter Clemoes for the Early English Text Society ), compiled from the Christian fathers, and dedicated to Sigeric, Archbishop of Canterbury ( 990-994 ).
According to Anglo-Saxon legends recounted in Widsith and other sources such as Æthelweard ( Chronicon ), the earliest ancestor of Scyld was a culture-hero named Sceaf, who was washed ashore as a child in an empty boat, bearing a sheaf of corn.
Æthelweard and son
Æthelric was a king of the Hwicce and son of Oshere ; it is possible that he reigned jointly with Æthelheard, Æthelweard, and Æthelberht.
Æthelweard and Ælfgifu
It has been postulated that Æthelweard and his siblings Ælfweard, Ælfgifu and Ælfwaru were the children of Eadric, ealdorman of Hampshire.