Æthelweard "The Historian"

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Ealdorman Æthelweard

Lithuanian: Etelverdas
Also Known As: "Thegn of Sussex"
Birthplace: Wessex, England
Death: circa 998 (69-87)
Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Ædric, Earl of Wessex and Æthelgifu
Husband of Æthelflaed
Father of Æthelmaer
Brother of Ælfgifu and Ælfweard

Occupation: Ealdorman of Wessex
Managed by: Lynn Diane Riemann
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About Æthelweard "The Historian"

  • Æthelwerd I "the Historian" Theign of Surrey Earldorman in Wessex

died 0998


  • Eadric Earldorman of Wessex

died about 0949


  • Æthelgifu of Wessex

(end of information)..




  • Æthelflaed of Wessex

(end of information)..


  • Æthelmaer Cyld "the Great" Thane of Surrey Ealdorman in Devonshire

died about 1016

biographical and/or anecdotal:

notes or source:


Leo: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who came to America bef. 1700, Baltimore, 1995, Weis, Frederick Lewis; Sheppard, Walter, Reference: 5.

In the year 991 Æthelweard was associated with archbishop Sigeric in the conclusion of a peace with the victorious Danes from Maldon and in 994 he was sent with Bishop Ælfheah of Winchester to make peace with Olaf Tryggvason at Andover. After 975 and probably before 983, Æthelweard produced a Latin translation of the Anglo Saxon Chronicle, including material not found in surviving Old English versions. Æthelweard wrote his work on request of his relative Mathilde, abbess of Essen Abbey monastery and granddaughter of emperor Otto I and Eadgyth of Wessex, to help her in the duty of keeping the remembrance of the dead relatives. Most likely Mathilde rewarded him with a copy of Vegetius' work De Re Militari which was written in Essen and survived in England.

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Æthelweard "The Historian"'s Timeline

Wessex, England
Sussex, England
Age 78
Sussex, England