Algith Earngrim

Female ~988 - 1020


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  • Name Algith Earngrim 
    Born ~988  , Northumbria, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died ~1020 
    Person ID I5089  Database
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2016 

    Spouse Edmund II Wessex, King of England,   b. 0988, , Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1016, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Children 
     1. Eduard Atheling Wessex, Prince of England,   b. 1016, , Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1057, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F1539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Earngrim, Ealdgyth\\Algitha "Swan Neck" of of Mercia ; Queen of England.

      The Kingdom of Northumbria (Old English: Norþhymbra rice, "kingdom of the Northumbrians") was a medieval Anglian kingdom in what is now northern England and south-east Scotland, which subsequently became an earldom in a unified English kingdom. The name reflects the approximate southern limit to the kingdom's territory, the Humber estuary.

      Northumbria was formed by Æthelfrith in central Great Britain in Anglo-Saxon times. At the beginning of the 7th century, the two kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira were unified. (In the 12th century writings of Henry of Huntingdon the kingdom was defined as one of the Heptarchy of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms). At its height, the kingdom extended at least from just south of the Humber to the River Mersey and to the Forth (roughly, Sheffield to Runcorn to Edinburgh)\emdash and there is some evidence that it may have been much greater.

      The later (and smaller) earldom came about when the southern part of Northumbria (ex-Deira) was lost to the Danelaw. The northern part (ex-Bernicia) at first retained its status as a kingdom but when it became subordinate to the Danish kingdom, it had its powers curtailed to that of an earldom and retained that status when England was reunited by the Wessex-led reconquest of the Danelaw. The earldom was bounded by the River Tees in the south and the River Tweed in the north (broadly similar to the modern North East England).