Ealhswith 1 (Female) Wife of Alfred 8 the Great, d. 902
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Factoid List

Recorded Name (13)
EALHSWYđ (1)
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 9r.1
Ealhswi­ (4)
 ASC  902 A, 903 C
 ASC  904 A, 905 C
 ASC (MR)  902 C
 S363   
Ealhswi­e (1)
 S1507   
Ealhswi■ (2)
 ASC  <903> B, 903 G
 ASC  <905> B
Ealhswyth (1)
 CalendHampson  339
Ealhswy­ (4)
 ASC  903 D
 ASC  905 DG
 ASC (MR)  [902] B, 905 D
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20.i
Personal Information (5)
ethnicity (1)
 Asser.VitAlfredi  73 (from the stock of Mercian nobles)
moral (2)
 CalendHampson  339 (dear)
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 9r.1 (distinguished matron)
reputation (2)
 Asser.VitAlfredi  73 (respected wife)
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20.i (illustrious)
Status (2)
Lady (1)
 CalendHampson  339
Noble (1)
 Asser.VitAlfredi  29
Personal Relationship (17)
~ Ancestor (General relationship) of Ealhswith 1 (1)
 Anonymi 119: of Ealhswith 1: Asser.VitAlfredi  73
~ Brother (Consanguineal kinship) of Ealhswith 1 (1)
 Ăthelwulf 21: of Ealhswith 1: ASC  902 A, <903> B, 903 CDG
Ealhswith 1 Daughter (Consanguineal kinship) of ~ (1)
 of Ăthelred Mucel 1: Asser.VitAlfredi  29
~ Daughter (Consanguineal kinship) of Ealhswith 1 (3)
 Ălfthryth 5: of Ealhswith 1: Asser.VitAlfredi  75
 ĂthelflŠd 4: of Ealhswith 1: Asser.VitAlfredi  75
 Ăthelgifu 4: of Ealhswith 1: Asser.VitAlfredi  75
Ealhswith 1 Mother (Consanguineal kinship) of ~ (4)
 of Edward 2: ASC  <903> B, 903 CD
 of Edward 2: S363   
 of Edward 2: NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 9r.1
 of Edward 2: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.245.2
~ Mother (Consanguineal kinship) of Ealhswith 1 (1)
 Eadburg 6: of Ealhswith 1: Asser.VitAlfredi  29
~ Son (Consanguineal kinship) of Ealhswith 1 (2)
 Ăthelweard 5: of Ealhswith 1: Asser.VitAlfredi  75
 Edward 2: of Ealhswith 1: Asser.VitAlfredi  75
Ealhswith 1 Wife (Affinal kinship) of ~ (4)
 of Alfred 8: Asser.VitAlfredi  29
 of Alfred 8: Asser.VitAlfredi  73
 of Alfred 8: Asser.VitAlfredi  75
 of Alfred 8: NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20.i
Event (13)
Advice/counsel (1)
 Alfred 8.vision of St Cuthbert 1: Once, while hiding from the Danes in the Glastonbury marsh, Alfred 8 sent out his household, except for his wife [Ealhswith 1] and one servant [Anonymous 10134], fishing. When a stranger appeared, Alfred 8 shared with him the last loaf of bread and some wine. When the stranger disappeared, the loaf was found whole and intact. The household returned with three boats completely filled with fish, claiming that they had never caught so much before. At night the stranger reappeared before Alfred 8 within a shining beam of light as St Cuthbert 1 and called him the chosen King of all Britain, bestowing many blessings upon him. Since then Alfred 8 considered St Cuthbert 1 his patron. Next morning Alfred 8 gathered five hundred of his best and dearest friends and told them about the vision, urging them to commit themselves to virtuous life. He also advised his son Edward 2, who was there, to be faithful to God and St Cuthbert 1 and not to be afraid of his enemies. And then they rushed upon the Danes and overwhelmed them and took over the rule of Britain.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  15-18
Alms-giving (1)
 Various.commendation to the New Minster: These women either singled out the New Minster or commended themselves through alms giving to the prayers of the community.: NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20 (901 x 904 - ?)
Assembly (1)
 Alfred 8.vision of St Cuthbert 1: Once, while hiding from the Danes in the Glastonbury marsh, Alfred 8 sent out his household, except for his wife [Ealhswith 1] and one servant [Anonymous 10134], fishing. When a stranger appeared, Alfred 8 shared with him the last loaf of bread and some wine. When the stranger disappeared, the loaf was found whole and intact. The household returned with three boats completely filled with fish, claiming that they had never caught so much before. At night the stranger reappeared before Alfred 8 within a shining beam of light as St Cuthbert 1 and called him the chosen King of all Britain, bestowing many blessings upon him. Since then Alfred 8 considered St Cuthbert 1 his patron. Next morning Alfred 8 gathered five hundred of his best and dearest friends and told them about the vision, urging them to commit themselves to virtuous life. He also advised his son Edward 2, who was there, to be faithful to God and St Cuthbert 1 and not to be afraid of his enemies. And then they rushed upon the Danes and overwhelmed them and took over the rule of Britain.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  15-18
Battle (1)
 Alfred 8.vision of St Cuthbert 1: Once, while hiding from the Danes in the Glastonbury marsh, Alfred 8 sent out his household, except for his wife [Ealhswith 1] and one servant [Anonymous 10134], fishing. When a stranger appeared, Alfred 8 shared with him the last loaf of bread and some wine. When the stranger disappeared, the loaf was found whole and intact. The household returned with three boats completely filled with fish, claiming that they had never caught so much before. At night the stranger reappeared before Alfred 8 within a shining beam of light as St Cuthbert 1 and called him the chosen King of all Britain, bestowing many blessings upon him. Since then Alfred 8 considered St Cuthbert 1 his patron. Next morning Alfred 8 gathered five hundred of his best and dearest friends and told them about the vision, urging them to commit themselves to virtuous life. He also advised his son Edward 2, who was there, to be faithful to God and St Cuthbert 1 and not to be afraid of his enemies. And then they rushed upon the Danes and overwhelmed them and took over the rule of Britain.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  15-18
Bequeathing/will-making (1)
 Alfred 8.S1507 bequeathing land to Ealhswith 1: King Alfred 8 to Ealhswith 1 [his wife]; bequest of land at Lambourn, Wantage, and Edington, and 100 pounds.: S1507    (873 x 888)
Betrothal (1)
 Alfred 8.betrothal to daughter (Ealhswith 1) of Ăthelred Mucel 1: Alfred 8 was betrothed to a daughter (Ealhswith 1) of Ăthelred Mucel 1.: Asser.VitAlfredi  29 (868)
Blessing (1)
 Alfred 8.vision of St Cuthbert 1: Once, while hiding from the Danes in the Glastonbury marsh, Alfred 8 sent out his household, except for his wife [Ealhswith 1] and one servant [Anonymous 10134], fishing. When a stranger appeared, Alfred 8 shared with him the last loaf of bread and some wine. When the stranger disappeared, the loaf was found whole and intact. The household returned with three boats completely filled with fish, claiming that they had never caught so much before. At night the stranger reappeared before Alfred 8 within a shining beam of light as St Cuthbert 1 and called him the chosen King of all Britain, bestowing many blessings upon him. Since then Alfred 8 considered St Cuthbert 1 his patron. Next morning Alfred 8 gathered five hundred of his best and dearest friends and told them about the vision, urging them to commit themselves to virtuous life. He also advised his son Edward 2, who was there, to be faithful to God and St Cuthbert 1 and not to be afraid of his enemies. And then they rushed upon the Danes and overwhelmed them and took over the rule of Britain.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  15-18
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S363 - Edward 2 exchanging with Malmesbury 1: King Edward 2 to the familia of the church of Malmesbury 1; grant of 10 hides (cassati) at Hankerton, Wilts., in exchange for 10 hides at Farmborough, Somerset: S363    (901)
Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration (1)
 Ealhswith 1.foundation of Nunnaminster: Ealhswith 1 founded a female monastery: NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 9r.1
Commemoration of the dead (1)
 Ealhswith 1.death: The fifth [day = 5 December] holds the dear Lady of the English, Ealhswith 1.: CalendHampson  339
Commendation (1)
 Various.commendation to the New Minster: These women either singled out the New Minster or commended themselves through alms giving to the prayers of the community.: NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20 (901 x 904 - ?)
Culting/venerating saint(s) (1)
 Alfred 8.vision of St Cuthbert 1: Once, while hiding from the Danes in the Glastonbury marsh, Alfred 8 sent out his household, except for his wife [Ealhswith 1] and one servant [Anonymous 10134], fishing. When a stranger appeared, Alfred 8 shared with him the last loaf of bread and some wine. When the stranger disappeared, the loaf was found whole and intact. The household returned with three boats completely filled with fish, claiming that they had never caught so much before. At night the stranger reappeared before Alfred 8 within a shining beam of light as St Cuthbert 1 and called him the chosen King of all Britain, bestowing many blessings upon him. Since then Alfred 8 considered St Cuthbert 1 his patron. Next morning Alfred 8 gathered five hundred of his best and dearest friends and told them about the vision, urging them to commit themselves to virtuous life. He also advised his son Edward 2, who was there, to be faithful to God and St Cuthbert 1 and not to be afraid of his enemies. And then they rushed upon the Danes and overwhelmed them and took over the rule of Britain.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  15-18
Death/dying (2)
 Anonymi 122.deaths: Alfred 8 and his wife (Ealhswith 1) had infants who died numbering ...: Asser.VitAlfredi  75
 Ealhswith 1.death: The fifth [day = 5 December] holds the dear Lady of the English, Ealhswith 1.: CalendHampson  339
Dreaming/seeing vision/revelation (1)
 Alfred 8.vision of St Cuthbert 1: Once, while hiding from the Danes in the Glastonbury marsh, Alfred 8 sent out his household, except for his wife [Ealhswith 1] and one servant [Anonymous 10134], fishing. When a stranger appeared, Alfred 8 shared with him the last loaf of bread and some wine. When the stranger disappeared, the loaf was found whole and intact. The household returned with three boats completely filled with fish, claiming that they had never caught so much before. At night the stranger reappeared before Alfred 8 within a shining beam of light as St Cuthbert 1 and called him the chosen King of all Britain, bestowing many blessings upon him. Since then Alfred 8 considered St Cuthbert 1 his patron. Next morning Alfred 8 gathered five hundred of his best and dearest friends and told them about the vision, urging them to commit themselves to virtuous life. He also advised his son Edward 2, who was there, to be faithful to God and St Cuthbert 1 and not to be afraid of his enemies. And then they rushed upon the Danes and overwhelmed them and took over the rule of Britain.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  15-18
Grant and Gift (2)
 Edward 2.exchanging land with Malmesbury 1: King Edward 2 to the familia of the church of Malmesbury 1; grant of 10 hides at Hankerton, in exchange for 10 hides at Farmborough.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.245 (901)
 S363 - Edward 2 exchanging with Malmesbury 1: King Edward 2 to the familia of the church of Malmesbury 1; grant of 10 hides (cassati) at Hankerton, Wilts., in exchange for 10 hides at Farmborough, Somerset: S363    (901)
Hiding/harbouring/sanctuary (1)
 Alfred 8.vision of St Cuthbert 1: Once, while hiding from the Danes in the Glastonbury marsh, Alfred 8 sent out his household, except for his wife [Ealhswith 1] and one servant [Anonymous 10134], fishing. When a stranger appeared, Alfred 8 shared with him the last loaf of bread and some wine. When the stranger disappeared, the loaf was found whole and intact. The household returned with three boats completely filled with fish, claiming that they had never caught so much before. At night the stranger reappeared before Alfred 8 within a shining beam of light as St Cuthbert 1 and called him the chosen King of all Britain, bestowing many blessings upon him. Since then Alfred 8 considered St Cuthbert 1 his patron. Next morning Alfred 8 gathered five hundred of his best and dearest friends and told them about the vision, urging them to commit themselves to virtuous life. He also advised his son Edward 2, who was there, to be faithful to God and St Cuthbert 1 and not to be afraid of his enemies. And then they rushed upon the Danes and overwhelmed them and took over the rule of Britain.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  15-18
Marriage (2)
 Alfred 8.marriage: Alfred 8 was married to a wife of Mercian origin (Ealhswith 1).: Asser.VitAlfredi  73
 Alfred 8.marriage to daughter (Ealhswith 1) of Ăthelred Mucel 1: Alfred 8 married a wife, the daughter (Ealhswith 1) of Ăthelred Mucel 1.: Asser.VitAlfredi  29 (868)
Praying (1)
 Various.commendation to the New Minster: These women either singled out the New Minster or commended themselves through alms giving to the prayers of the community.: NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20 (901 x 904 - ?)
Property-exchanging (2)
 Edward 2.exchanging land with Malmesbury 1: King Edward 2 to the familia of the church of Malmesbury 1; grant of 10 hides at Hankerton, in exchange for 10 hides at Farmborough.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  v.245 (901)
 S363 - Edward 2 exchanging with Malmesbury 1: King Edward 2 to the familia of the church of Malmesbury 1; grant of 10 hides (cassati) at Hankerton, Wilts., in exchange for 10 hides at Farmborough, Somerset: S363    (901)
Speech (1)
 Alfred 8.vision of St Cuthbert 1: Once, while hiding from the Danes in the Glastonbury marsh, Alfred 8 sent out his household, except for his wife [Ealhswith 1] and one servant [Anonymous 10134], fishing. When a stranger appeared, Alfred 8 shared with him the last loaf of bread and some wine. When the stranger disappeared, the loaf was found whole and intact. The household returned with three boats completely filled with fish, claiming that they had never caught so much before. At night the stranger reappeared before Alfred 8 within a shining beam of light as St Cuthbert 1 and called him the chosen King of all Britain, bestowing many blessings upon him. Since then Alfred 8 considered St Cuthbert 1 his patron. Next morning Alfred 8 gathered five hundred of his best and dearest friends and told them about the vision, urging them to commit themselves to virtuous life. He also advised his son Edward 2, who was there, to be faithful to God and St Cuthbert 1 and not to be afraid of his enemies. And then they rushed upon the Danes and overwhelmed them and took over the rule of Britain.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  15-18