Person:Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury (1)

Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury
d.18 May abt 944
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Name[1] Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury
Alt Name Saint Ælfgifu
Alt Name[1] Saint Elgiva
Gender Female
Birth? 912 Wessex, EnglandCitation needed
Marriage abt 940 Not initially married
to Edmund I of England
Alt Marriage bef 943 Englandto Edmund I of England
Death[1][4] 18 May abt 944
Reference Number? Q2278338?
Burial[4][6] Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

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Saint Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury, also known as Saint Elgiva (died 944) was the first wife of Edmund I (r. 939–946), by whom she bore two future kings, Eadwig (r. 955–959) and Edgar (r. 959–975). Like her mother Wynflæd, she had a close and special if unknown connection with the royal nunnery of Shaftesbury (Dorset), founded by King Alfred, where she was buried and soon revered as a saint. According to a pre-Conquest tradition from Winchester, her feast day is 18 May.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Mike Ashley, (i)British Kings & Queens: A Complete Biographical Encyclopedia of the Kings & Queens of Great Britain(/i) (New York, NY: Barnes.
  3.   Ælfgifu (?), in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  4. 4.0 4.1 St. Ælfgifu, in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.
  5.   Birch, Walter de Gray. Cartularium Saxonicum: a collection of charters relating to Anglo-Saxon history. . (London: Whiting & Company Ltd., 1885), 2:517.

    This charter from A.D. 942 x 946 has in the list of witnesses "Ego Ælfgifu concubina regis affui."

  6. Ethelwerd's Chronicle Book 4, Chapter 6, in Giles, J.A. (ed.). Old English Chronicles. (London: George Bell and Sons, 1906), p. 40.
  7.   Ælfgifu 3 (Female), in The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England.