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From: "Todd A. Farmerie" <>
Subject: Re: Anglo-Saxon kings in England
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 22:48:22 -0600
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> David Williamson (Kings & Queens of Britain) has a number of guesses:
> He imagined that Ealhmund, King of Kent, married a daughter of
> Aethelbert II, King of Kent.
> Also, that Ealhswith (wife of Alfred the Great) was the daughter of
> Eadburga, herself daughter of Wigmund (son Wiglaf, King of Mercia) and
> Elfleda (daughter of Ceolwulf I, King of Mercia).
Eadburga was daughter of some Mercian - there is no evidence to suggest
which. This appears to be an attempt at two Mercian Kings for the price
of one. I wonder what his source is for these Wigmund and Elfleda.