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 Ealhswith Of The Gaini

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Ealhswith Of The Gaini

  • Birth unknown England
  • Death unknown Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Burial Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Memorial ID 65780749

Born about 852 in Mercia, Consort of Alfred the Great and mother of Edward the Elder.
Died Dec 5 905, she was widowed and became a nun.
She was a nun in the abbey that she had founded in 903, Nunnaminster (St. Mary's Abbey) in Winchester. However, she was not buried there.

She was buried first in Winchester New Minster, then, when the new abbey church of Hyde was consecrated in 1110, the bodies of Alfred, his wife Ealhswith, and his son Edward the Elder were carried in state through Winchester to be interred once more before the high altar. Their royal presence made Hyde Abbey a popular pilgrimage destination.


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  • Created by: Brett Williams
  • Added: 17 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65780749
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ealhswith Of The Gaini (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65780749, citing Hyde Abbey, Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Brett Williams (contributor 47234529) .