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Alfred Atheling
Birth: 1012
Death: Feb. 5, 1037

English Royalty. Born the thirteenth and youngest child of Æthelred II 'the Unready', King of England and the third child of his second wife Emma de Normandie, his elder half brother Edmund ‘Ironside' served as a reigning king of England. He and his elder brother Edward ‘the Confessor' were dispossessed of their birthrights, however, by his mother's second marriage, to the Danish contender to the throne, Cnut, and they were brought up in Normandy. In 1036, Alfred and Edward mounted a return to England with a show of arms. Alfred was met in Guildford by the Earl Godwine who betrayed him to Cnut's son, Harald Harefoot. Harald's men blinded and tortured him. He died in captivity not long afterward.
 (bio by: Iola) 
 
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 Parents:
   Ethelred the Unready (968 - 1016)
   Emma of Normandy (988 - 1052)
 
 Siblings:
  Aethelstan Aetheling (____ - 1014)**
   Edmund II (____ - 1016)**
   Edward the Confessor (1002 - 1066)*
  Alfred Atheling (1012 - 1037)
  Gunhild of Denmark (1019 - 1038)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Ely Cathedral
Ely
East Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
 
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Originally Created by: girlofcelje (inactive)
Record added: Jul 30, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9201882
Alfred Atheling
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- Kat
 Added: Sep. 26, 2012
I'm sorry you were taken from us so tragically at such a young age, Alfred. Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jul. 13, 2012
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; and let all flesh bless His holy name for ever and ever .. Psalm 145
- David Martin
 Added: Jun. 23, 2012
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