Person:Ælfgifu Unknown (3)

Facts and Events
Name Ælfgifu
Gender Female
Reference Number? Q4368350?
Marriage abt 955 to Eadwig of England
Divorce 958 from Eadwig of England

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Ælfgifu was the consort of King Eadwig of England (r. 955–59) for a brief period of time until 957 or 958. What little is known of her comes primarily by way of Anglo-Saxon charters, possibly including a will, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and hostile anecdotes in works of hagiography. Her union with the king, annulled within a few years of Eadwig's reign, seems to have been a target for factional rivalries which surrounded the throne in the late 950s. By c. 1000, when the careers of the Benedictine reformers Dunstan and Oswald became the subject of hagiography, its memory had suffered heavy degradation. In the mid-960s, however, she appears to have become a well-to-do landowner on good terms with King Edgar and, through her will, a generous benefactress of ecclesiastical houses associated with the royal family, notably the Old Minster and New Minster at Winchester.

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  1.   ÆLFGIFU , in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  2. Miller, Sean., S 1484.
  3.   Ælfgifu, wife of Eadwig, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  4.   Ælfgifu 2 (Female), in The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England.
  5. Cawley states, "There is no direct proof that Ælfgifu whose will is dated to [966/75] was the same person as the wife of King Eadwig but this looks likely."