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Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury


Who is Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury?

ælfgifu Of Shaftesbury a.k.a. Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury: Saint Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury, also known as Saint Elgiva was the first wife of Edmund I, by whom she bore two future kings, Eadwig and Edgar. Like her mother Wynflæd, she had a close and special if unknown connection with the royal nunnery of Shaftesbury, 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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