For others named Æthelred, see Æthelred of Wessexor Æthelred Mucel. It looks like Aelswith is going to die from the poison. Ealhswith or Ealswitha (died 5 December 902) was the wife of King Alfred the Great. Alfred died in 899 and Ealhswith became the founder of the St Mary's Abbey convent in Winchester, where she stayed until her death in 902. Her father was a Mercian nobleman, Æthelred Mucel, Ealdorman of the Gaini, which is thought to be an old Mercian tribal group. Ealhswith (or Ealswitha), Queen of the Anglo-Saxons was the wife of King Alfred the Great. Ealhswith … Æthelred of Mercia was a main character in both The Saxon Stories novel series, and The Last Kingdom television series. He became king in 899 upon the death of his father, Alfred the Great. Edward the Elder was an English king. Ealhswith of Wessex was born to Aethelred Mucel Ealdorman of the Gaini in Mercia and his wife Eadburh. Her mother was Eadburh who was also a member of the Mercian royal family. Æthelred was the lord of Mercia and the husband of Æthelflæd. Ealhswith was born in Mercia to the nobleman Aethelred Mucel the Ealdorman of the Gaini. His court was at Winchester, previously the capital of Wessex. While not explicitly shown, it would be hard to overcome the poison she drank. Thanks to his son, Alfred's death doesn't guarantee the end to the idea of a united England, though the late king's passing certainly did not make it easy on anyone loyal to him. She married Alfred the Great (849-899) 868 JL in England. Edward the Elder - Biography. Marriage to Alfred the Great. Queen Ealhswith was born circa852 in Winchester, Hampshire, England to Æthelred Mucil (c825-) and Eadburh (c825-) and died 5 December 902 inNew Minster Monastery, Winchester, Hampshire, England of unspecified causes. She and Alfred had five children together - … Her mother was Eadburh, a member of the Mercian royal family, and according to the historian Cyril Hart she was a descendant of King Coenwulf of Mercia. The Last Kingdom Season 4 — Courtesy of Netflix. It is also believed that she was a descendant of King Coenwulf of Mercia. 868 (during) Ealhswith married Alfred , younger brother … 2 Ragnar Ragnarsson Ragnar's death is the most hard-hitting of The Last Kingdom.