Alfred 54 (Male) Ætheling; son of Æthelred 32 II, d.1036/7
e/m xi

Notes: BDDAB, p. 43; CDNB 1:21; DNB 1:152-3 = 1:161-2; M. K. Lawson, ‘Alfred Ætheling (d. 1036/7)’, ODNB.

Factoid List

Recorded Name (8)
...Alfridi... (1)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.6
...Alfrido... (1)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.3
Alfridus (1)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.4
Aluredus (1)
 WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VII.6(9)
Ælfred (2)
 ASC (C-F)  1013 CDEF(OE)
 ASC (C-F)  1036 CD
Ælfredus (2)
 ASC (C-F)  1013 F(Lat.)
 Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3
Personal Information (12)
moral (2)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.6 (innocent)
 ASC (C-F)  1036 CD (blameless)
other (5)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.4 (younger than Edward 15)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.4 (youth)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.6 (glorious)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.6 (youth)
 ASC (C-F)  1036.20 CD (That soul is with Christ)
physical (1)
 ASC (C-F)  1036.15 CD (blind)
reputation (1)
 WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VII.6(9) (the most noble and good Alfred 54 )
saintly status (3)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.6 (martyr)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.6 (most blessed)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.6 (so great an intecessor in the heavens)
Education (1)
 Edward 15 and Alfred 54 were educated at the court of the dukes of the Normans. : WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VI.9(10)
Office (1)
Princeps (1)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.6
Status (8)
Clito (2)
 S931   
 S933   
Exile (1)
 WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.1
Noble (1)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.1
Royal youth (2)
 EncomiumEmmae  3.4
 EncomiumEmmae  3.6
Ætheling (2)
 ASC (C-F)  1013 CDEF(OE)
 ASC (C-F)  1036 CD
Personal Relationship (39)
Alfred 54 Brother (Consanguineal kinship) of ~ (4)
 of Harthacnut 1: EncomiumEmmae  Argument
 of Harthacnut 1: EncomiumEmmae  3.8
 of Edward 15: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VI.10(11)
 of Edward 15: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VII.6(9)
~ Brother (Consanguineal kinship) of Alfred 54 (2)
 Edward 15: of Alfred 54: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  IV.18; V.7
 Edward 15: of Alfred 54: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3
~ Brother (Honorific kinship) of Alfred 54 (1)
 Robert 4: of Alfred 54: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VI.9(10)
~ Companion (General relationship) of Alfred 54 (2)
 Anonymi 1775: of Alfred 54: EncomiumEmmae  3.4
 Anonymi 2367: of Alfred 54: ASC (C-F)  1036 CD
~ Enemy (General relationship) of Alfred 54 (1)
 Anonymi 1773: of Alfred 54: EncomiumEmmae  3.4
~ Father (Consanguineal kinship) of Alfred 54 (2)
 Æthelred 32: of Alfred 54: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.1
 Æthelred 32: of Alfred 54: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  IV.18; V.7
~ Kinsman (Generic kinship) of Alfred 54 (1)
 Robert 4: of Alfred 54: EncomiumEmmae  3.1
Alfred 54 Lord (General relationship) of ~ (2)
 of Æthelnoth 43: EncomiumEmmae  3.1
 of Godwine 51: EncomiumEmmae  3.4
~ Lord (General relationship) of Alfred 54 (1)
 Cnut 3: of Alfred 54: EncomiumEmmae  3.3
~ Mother (Consanguineal kinship) of Alfred 54 (7)
 Emma 2: of Alfred 54: EncomiumEmmae  3.3
 Emma 2: of Alfred 54: EncomiumEmmae  3.4
 Emma 2: of Alfred 54: EncomiumEmmae  3.6
 Emma 2: of Alfred 54: ASC (C-F)  1036 CD
 Emma 2: of Alfred 54: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.1
 Emma 2: of Alfred 54: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  IV.18
 Emma 2: of Alfred 54: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  V.7
~ Propinquus (Consanguineal kinship) of Alfred 54 (1)
 William 1: of Alfred 54: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.1
Alfred 54 Son (Consanguineal kinship) of ~ (10)
 of Emma 2: EncomiumEmmae  2.18
 of Emma 2: EncomiumEmmae  3.1
 of Emma 2: EncomiumEmmae  3.2
 of Emma 2: EncomiumEmmae  3.3
 of Emma 2: EncomiumEmmae  3.4
 of Emma 2: EncomiumEmmae  3.6
 of Emma 2: EncomiumEmmae  3.7
 of Æthelred 32: ASC (C-F)  1013 F(Lat.)
 of Æthelred 32: ASC (C-F)  1036 CD
 of Æthelred 32: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VI.10(11)
~ Stepfather (Semi-kinship) of Alfred 54 (1)
 Cnut 3: of Alfred 54: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3
~ Uncle, Maternal (Consanguineal kinship) of Alfred 54 (4)
 Mauger 1: of Alfred 54: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.1
 Richard 2: of Alfred 54: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.1
 Robert 10: of Alfred 54: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.1
 Richard 2: of Alfred 54: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  V.8
Event (35)
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of king (1)
 Harold 5.accession: Harold 5 was chosen as king by certain Englishmen.: EncomiumEmmae  3.1 (1035 x 1036)
Betrayal/oath-breaking (2)
 Alfred 54.death: Alfred 54 was treacherously slain by Earl Godwine 51.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  IV.18
 Godwine 51.betrays Alfred 54 to Harold 5: Alfred 54 penetrated into the heartland of the kingdom [of England] and came up against Earl Godwine 51, who first welcomed him as a friend, but that same night turned into a traitor like Judas. For, although Godwine 51 had given him the kiss of peace and had had a meal with him, in the middle of the night he had him bound with his hands behind his back and sent with some of his followers to King Harold 5 in London. His other soldiers were either dispersed about the kingdom or shamefully slain.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VII.6(9)
Blinding (4)
 Alfred 54.blinding: As soon as [Alfred 54] arrived, he was blinded on the ship.: ASC (C-F)  1036 CD (1036)
 Alfred 54.death: Alfred 54 perished because he could not survive long since while his eyes were put out with a knife the point damaged his brain.: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.3
 Alfred 54.martyrdom: Alfred 54 was captured in his lodgings and having been taken to Ely was blinded and slain.: EncomiumEmmae  3.6
 Harold 5.blinding of Alfred 54: As soon as Harold 5 set eyes on Alfred 54 he ordered his companions to be beheaded and Alfred 54 to be taken to Ely to be blinded. Thus the most noble and good Alfred 54 died unjustly.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VII.6(9)
Burial (1)
 Alfred 54.burial: [Alfred 54] was buried very honourably at the west end very close to the steeple in the south porticus.: ASC (C-F)  1036 CD (1036)
Campaigning (1)
 Æthelred 32.exile to Normandy: As Swein 1 was triumphantly advancing from Yorkshire southwards, King Æthelred 32, who at that time was at Winchester and who found himself completely deserted by the English, dug up his treasure from the earth and went with his wife [Emma 2] and sons, Edward 15 and Alfred 54, to Duke Richard 2 of Normandy, where he was suitably welcomed.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  V.7
Capture (2)
 Alfred 54.captivity: Godwine 51 stopped him [sc. Alfred 54] [from going to Emma 2] and put him in captivity. [D substitutes: Then he (sc. Harold 5) caused him (sc. Alfred 54) to be placed in captivity.]: ASC (C-F)  1036 CD (1036)
 Alfred 54.death: Alfred 54 entered Britain unadvisedly with a few armed Frenchmen. Then, when he acted rashly about getting possession of the paternal kingdom, he was, by order of King Harold 5, they day, wrongfully arrested and tortured to death, and his comrades, they say, were disarmed by guile and then some murdered and the rest given to slavery to the victors.: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3
Charter-witnessing (2)
 S931 - Æthelred 32 granting land to Northman 5: King Æthelred 32 to Northman 5, miles; grant of 3.5 hides (cassati) at Twywell, Northants.: S931    (1013)
 S933 - Æthelred 32 granting land to Sherborne 1: King Æthelred 32 to Sherborne 1 Abbey; grant of 13 or 16 hides (mansiunculae) at Corscombe, Dorset. The estate had belonged to Sherborne 1 in Edgar 11's reign, been leased out for two lives and then sold to Ealdorman [dux] Eadric 35, and later bought back by Wulfgar 33, famulus of Sherborne 1.: S933    (1014)
Conspiracy/intent to murder (2)
 Godwine 51.betrays Alfred 54 to Harold 5: Alfred 54 penetrated into the heartland of the kingdom [of England] and came up against Earl Godwine 51, who first welcomed him as a friend, but that same night turned into a traitor like Judas. For, although Godwine 51 had given him the kiss of peace and had had a meal with him, in the middle of the night he had him bound with his hands behind his back and sent with some of his followers to King Harold 5 in London. His other soldiers were either dispersed about the kingdom or shamefully slain.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VII.6(9)
 Harold 5.forged letter: Harold 5 proposed to kill the children of Emma 2 and had a letter composed as if from her to Edward 15 and Alfred 54.: EncomiumEmmae  3.2-4 (1035 x 1036)
Correspondence (2)
 Cnut 3.willing to return half the kingdom to the Æthelings: William of Jumièges claims that Cnut 3 sent envoys to duke Robert 4 [to Normandy] with the message that he was willing to return half the kingdom of England to the sons of King Æthelred 32 [Edward 15 and Alfred 54] and to settle peace for his lifetime, because he was seriously ill.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VI.10(11)
 Harold 5.forged letter: Harold 5 proposed to kill the children of Emma 2 and had a letter composed as if from her to Edward 15 and Alfred 54.: EncomiumEmmae  3.2-4 (1035 x 1036)
Death/dying (2)
 Alfred 54.death: Alfred 54 entered Britain unadvisedly with a few armed Frenchmen. Then, when he acted rashly about getting possession of the paternal kingdom, he was, by order of King Harold 5, they day, wrongfully arrested and tortured to death, and his comrades, they say, were disarmed by guile and then some murdered and the rest given to slavery to the victors.: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3
 Harold 5.blinding of Alfred 54: As soon as Harold 5 set eyes on Alfred 54 he ordered his companions to be beheaded and Alfred 54 to be taken to Ely to be blinded. Thus the most noble and good Alfred 54 died unjustly.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VII.6(9)
Decision-making (1)
 Alfred 54.journey to Ely: Every evil was promised to [Alfred 54] until it was decided that he should be led bound to Ely.: ASC (C-F)  1036 CD (1036)
Disputing/dispute-settling (1)
 Alfred 54.opposition to his going to Emma 2 in Winchester: [C: Godwine 51 nor] the other men who wielded great power (Anonymi 2366) did not allow it [sc. Alfred 54 to go to Emma 2] because the popular cry was very much towards Harold 5, though this was unjust.: ASC (C-F)  1036 CD (1036)
Eating (1)
 Godwine 51.betrays Alfred 54 to Harold 5: Alfred 54 penetrated into the heartland of the kingdom [of England] and came up against Earl Godwine 51, who first welcomed him as a friend, but that same night turned into a traitor like Judas. For, although Godwine 51 had given him the kiss of peace and had had a meal with him, in the middle of the night he had him bound with his hands behind his back and sent with some of his followers to King Harold 5 in London. His other soldiers were either dispersed about the kingdom or shamefully slain.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VII.6(9)
Election of king (1)
 Harold 5.accession: Harold 5 was chosen as king by certain Englishmen.: EncomiumEmmae  3.1 (1035 x 1036)
Embassy (1)
 Cnut 3.willing to return half the kingdom to the Æthelings: William of Jumièges claims that Cnut 3 sent envoys to duke Robert 4 [to Normandy] with the message that he was willing to return half the kingdom of England to the sons of King Æthelred 32 [Edward 15 and Alfred 54] and to settle peace for his lifetime, because he was seriously ill.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VI.10(11)
Execution (1)
 Harold 5.blinding of Alfred 54: As soon as Harold 5 set eyes on Alfred 54 he ordered his companions to be beheaded and Alfred 54 to be taken to Ely to be blinded. Thus the most noble and good Alfred 54 died unjustly.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VII.6(9)
Exile (3)
 Edward 15-Alfred 54.living with William 1: Exiles Edward 15 and Alfred 54 were living in the court of their kinsman William 1.: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.1
 Harold 5.blinding of Alfred 54: Harold 5 has Alfred 54's companions beheaded in his presence, and Alfred 54 blinded and sent to the Isle of Ely in shameful nakedness to be tortured in exile and starvation. Harold 5 wanted to frighten Edward 15 with the sufferings of his brother Alfred 54.: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.3
 Æthelred 32.exile to Normandy: As Swein 1 was triumphantly advancing from Yorkshire southwards, King Æthelred 32, who at that time was at Winchester and who found himself completely deserted by the English, dug up his treasure from the earth and went with his wife [Emma 2] and sons, Edward 15 and Alfred 54, to Duke Richard 2 of Normandy, where he was suitably welcomed.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  V.7
Flight (1)
 Edward 15-Alfred 54.being sent to live with their maternal uncles: Edward 15 and Alfred 54 fled as boys to their maternal uncles in Normandy to avoid being murdered.: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.1
Grant and Gift (2)
 S931 - Æthelred 32 granting land to Northman 5: King Æthelred 32 to Northman 5, miles; grant of 3.5 hides (cassati) at Twywell, Northants.: S931    (1013)
 S933 - Æthelred 32 granting land to Sherborne 1: King Æthelred 32 to Sherborne 1 Abbey; grant of 13 or 16 hides (mansiunculae) at Corscombe, Dorset. The estate had belonged to Sherborne 1 in Edgar 11's reign, been leased out for two lives and then sold to Ealdorman [dux] Eadric 35, and later bought back by Wulfgar 33, famulus of Sherborne 1.: S933    (1014)
Hospitality (2)
 Godwine 51.betrays Alfred 54 to Harold 5: Godwine 51 went to meet Alfred 54 openly, as if to honour him, promised his help, giving Alfred 54 his kiss and his right hand as a pledge of faith. Godwine 51 also admitted Alfred 54 to his table and his counsels. But in the middle of the following night Godwine 51 tied Alfred 54's hands behind his back while Alfred 54 was unarmed and heavy with sleep. Godwine 51 sent Alfred 54 to King Harold 5 in London with some of Alfred 54's similarly bound followers; of the remainder some were imprisoned and some put to death through disembowelling. : WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.3
 Æthelred 32.exile to Normandy: As Swein 1 was triumphantly advancing from Yorkshire southwards, King Æthelred 32, who at that time was at Winchester and who found himself completely deserted by the English, dug up his treasure from the earth and went with his wife [Emma 2] and sons, Edward 15 and Alfred 54, to Duke Richard 2 of Normandy, where he was suitably welcomed.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  V.7
Illness/demonic seizure/madness (1)
 Cnut 3.willing to return half the kingdom to the Æthelings: William of Jumièges claims that Cnut 3 sent envoys to duke Robert 4 [to Normandy] with the message that he was willing to return half the kingdom of England to the sons of King Æthelred 32 [Edward 15 and Alfred 54] and to settle peace for his lifetime, because he was seriously ill.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VI.10(11)
Imprisonment (2)
 Godwine 51.betrays Alfred 54 to Harold 5: Godwine 51 went to meet Alfred 54 openly, as if to honour him, promised his help, giving Alfred 54 his kiss and his right hand as a pledge of faith. Godwine 51 also admitted Alfred 54 to his table and his counsels. But in the middle of the following night Godwine 51 tied Alfred 54's hands behind his back while Alfred 54 was unarmed and heavy with sleep. Godwine 51 sent Alfred 54 to King Harold 5 in London with some of Alfred 54's similarly bound followers; of the remainder some were imprisoned and some put to death through disembowelling. : WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.3
 Harold 5.blinding of Alfred 54: Harold 5 has Alfred 54's companions beheaded in his presence, and Alfred 54 blinded and sent to the Isle of Ely in shameful nakedness to be tortured in exile and starvation. Harold 5 wanted to frighten Edward 15 with the sufferings of his brother Alfred 54.: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.3
Injury and wounding (1)
 Alfred 54.death: Alfred 54 entered Britain unadvisedly with a few armed Frenchmen. Then, when he acted rashly about getting possession of the paternal kingdom, he was, by order of King Harold 5, they day, wrongfully arrested and tortured to death, and his comrades, they say, were disarmed by guile and then some murdered and the rest given to slavery to the victors.: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3
Invasion (4)
 Alfred 54.arrival in England: Alfred 54 went with considerable military force to the post of Wissant and crossed from there to Dover. : WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VII.6(9)
 Alfred 54.death: Alfred 54 entered Britain unadvisedly with a few armed Frenchmen. Then, when he acted rashly about getting possession of the paternal kingdom, he was, by order of King Harold 5, they day, wrongfully arrested and tortured to death, and his comrades, they say, were disarmed by guile and then some murdered and the rest given to slavery to the victors.: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3
 Alfred 54.sails to Dover: Alfred 54 sailed from Wissant to Dover well prepared for armed opposition, seeking his father [Cnut 3's] sceptre.: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.2
 Godwine 51.betrays Alfred 54 to Harold 5: Alfred 54 penetrated into the heartland of the kingdom [of England] and came up against Earl Godwine 51, who first welcomed him as a friend, but that same night turned into a traitor like Judas. For, although Godwine 51 had given him the kiss of peace and had had a meal with him, in the middle of the night he had him bound with his hands behind his back and sent with some of his followers to King Harold 5 in London. His other soldiers were either dispersed about the kingdom or shamefully slain.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VII.6(9)
Journey (6)
 Alfred 54.arrival in England: Here Alfred 54 came here [sc. to England] and wished to go to his mother [sc. Emma 2] who was resident in Winchester.: ASC (C-F)  1036 CD (1036)
 Alfred 54.journey to Ely: Every evil was promised to [Alfred 54] until it was decided that he should be led bound to Ely.: ASC (C-F)  1036 CD (1036)
 Alfred 54.journey to England: Alfred 54 came into Flanders, boarded ship and crossed the sea. He was recognised by Anonymi 1773 but left that shore and landed in another port.: EncomiumEmmae  3.4 (1035 x 1036)
 Edward 15-Alfred 54.journey to Normandy: Emma 2 and Cnut 3 sent their other legitimate sons (Alfred 54 and Edward 15) to be brought up in Normandy.: EncomiumEmmae  2.18, 3.1
 Æthelred 32.return to England: Having heard of Swein 1's death, Æthelred 32 prepared everything in order to sail to his kingdom [of England] with his wife [Emma 2], leaving his sons Edward 15 and Alfred 54 behind with their uncle [Richard 2].: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  V.8; VI.9(10)
 Æthelred 32.sending of Edward 15 and Alfred 54 across sea with Ælfhun 4: Æthelred 32 sent Ælfhun 4 with Edward 15 and Alfred 54 [F(Lat.) adds: with their mother (sc. Emma 2)] across the sea so that he might take charge of them.: ASC (C-F)  1013 CDEF(OE and Lat.) (1013)
Killing/murder (3)
 Alfred 54.death: Alfred 54 entered Britain unadvisedly with a few armed Frenchmen. Then, when he acted rashly about getting possession of the paternal kingdom, he was, by order of King Harold 5, they day, wrongfully arrested and tortured to death, and his comrades, they say, were disarmed by guile and then some murdered and the rest given to slavery to the victors.: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3
 Alfred 54.martyrdom: Alfred 54 was captured in his lodgings and having been taken to Ely was blinded and slain.: EncomiumEmmae  3.6
 Godwine 51.betrays Alfred 54 to Harold 5: Alfred 54 penetrated into the heartland of the kingdom [of England] and came up against Earl Godwine 51, who first welcomed him as a friend, but that same night turned into a traitor like Judas. For, although Godwine 51 had given him the kiss of peace and had had a meal with him, in the middle of the night he had him bound with his hands behind his back and sent with some of his followers to King Harold 5 in London. His other soldiers were either dispersed about the kingdom or shamefully slain.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VII.6(9)
Lease (1)
 S933 - Æthelred 32 granting land to Sherborne 1: King Æthelred 32 to Sherborne 1 Abbey; grant of 13 or 16 hides (mansiunculae) at Corscombe, Dorset. The estate had belonged to Sherborne 1 in Edgar 11's reign, been leased out for two lives and then sold to Ealdorman [dux] Eadric 35, and later bought back by Wulfgar 33, famulus of Sherborne 1.: S933    (1014)
Martyrdom (1)
 Alfred 54.martyrdom: Alfred 54 was captured in his lodgings and having been taken to Ely was blinded and slain.: EncomiumEmmae  3.6
Message-sending (2)
 Alfred 54-Edward 15.message sent: Alfred 54 and Edward 15 replied to the forged letter that one of them would return.: EncomiumEmmae  3.4 (1035 x 1036)
 Cnut 3.willing to return half the kingdom to the Æthelings: William of Jumièges claims that Cnut 3 sent envoys to duke Robert 4 [to Normandy] with the message that he was willing to return half the kingdom of England to the sons of King Æthelred 32 [Edward 15 and Alfred 54] and to settle peace for his lifetime, because he was seriously ill.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VI.10(11)
Miracle (1)
 Alfred 54.post-mortem miracles: Many miracles occurred where Alfred 54's tomb was. : EncomiumEmmae  3.6 (1037 - ?)
Mutilation (1)
 Harold 5.blinding of Alfred 54: Harold 5 has Alfred 54's companions beheaded in his presence, and Alfred 54 blinded and sent to the Isle of Ely in shameful nakedness to be tortured in exile and starvation. Harold 5 wanted to frighten Edward 15 with the sufferings of his brother Alfred 54.: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.3
Oath-swearing/fealty (1)
 Godwine 51.oath-swearing: Godwine 51 met Alfred 54 and became his soldier by oath.: EncomiumEmmae  3.4 (1036)
Peace agreement (1)
 Cnut 3.willing to return half the kingdom to the Æthelings: William of Jumièges claims that Cnut 3 sent envoys to duke Robert 4 [to Normandy] with the message that he was willing to return half the kingdom of England to the sons of King Æthelred 32 [Edward 15 and Alfred 54] and to settle peace for his lifetime, because he was seriously ill.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VI.10(11)
Property-buying/purchasing (1)
 S933 - Æthelred 32 granting land to Sherborne 1: King Æthelred 32 to Sherborne 1 Abbey; grant of 13 or 16 hides (mansiunculae) at Corscombe, Dorset. The estate had belonged to Sherborne 1 in Edgar 11's reign, been leased out for two lives and then sold to Ealdorman [dux] Eadric 35, and later bought back by Wulfgar 33, famulus of Sherborne 1.: S933    (1014)
Property-giving/selling (1)
 S933 - Æthelred 32 granting land to Sherborne 1: King Æthelred 32 to Sherborne 1 Abbey; grant of 13 or 16 hides (mansiunculae) at Corscombe, Dorset. The estate had belonged to Sherborne 1 in Edgar 11's reign, been leased out for two lives and then sold to Ealdorman [dux] Eadric 35, and later bought back by Wulfgar 33, famulus of Sherborne 1.: S933    (1014)
Residence (5)
 Alfred 54.arrival in England: Here Alfred 54 came here [sc. to England] and wished to go to his mother [sc. Emma 2] who was resident in Winchester.: ASC (C-F)  1036 CD (1036)
 Alfred 54.lodging at Guildford: Godwine 51 led Alfred 54 to Guilford and lodged his soldiers there.: EncomiumEmmae  3.4 (1036)
 Alfred 54.residency in Ely: Blinded [Alfred 54] was brought to the monks (Anonymi 2368) and resided there as long as he lived.: ASC (C-F)  1036 CD (1036)
 Edward 15-Alfred 54.living with William 1: Exiles Edward 15 and Alfred 54 were living in the court of their kinsman William 1.: WilliamofPoitiers.GestaGuillelmi  I.1
 Æthelred 32.exile to Normandy: As Swein 1 was triumphantly advancing from Yorkshire southwards, King Æthelred 32, who at that time was at Winchester and who found himself completely deserted by the English, dug up his treasure from the earth and went with his wife [Emma 2] and sons, Edward 15 and Alfred 54, to Duke Richard 2 of Normandy, where he was suitably welcomed.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  V.7
Restoration of land/property (1)
 Cnut 3.willing to return half the kingdom to the Æthelings: William of Jumièges claims that Cnut 3 sent envoys to duke Robert 4 [to Normandy] with the message that he was willing to return half the kingdom of England to the sons of King Æthelred 32 [Edward 15 and Alfred 54] and to settle peace for his lifetime, because he was seriously ill.: WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  VI.10(11)
Slave-selling (1)
 Alfred 54.death: Alfred 54 entered Britain unadvisedly with a few armed Frenchmen. Then, when he acted rashly about getting possession of the paternal kingdom, he was, by order of King Harold 5, they day, wrongfully arrested and tortured to death, and his comrades, they say, were disarmed by guile and then some murdered and the rest given to slavery to the victors.: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.3
Factoids linked indirectly to Alfred 54 (3)
Authorship (1)
Harold 5:  Author of a letter to Edward 15 and Alfred 54 purportedly from Emma 2 (Letter): EncomiumEmmae  3.2-3
Occupation (2)
Soldier of Alfred 54 (2)
 Anonymi 1776: EncomiumEmmae  3.4
 Godwine 51: EncomiumEmmae  3.4