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Saint Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury was born 9999 in England to Wynflaed (c920-) and died 944 in England of unspecified causes. She married Edmund of Wessex (922-946) circa 938 JL in England.


Biography

Saint Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury, Queen Consort of England

Also known as Saint Elgiva (died 944) was the first wife of Edmund of Wessex (922-946), by whom she bore two future kings, Eadwig of Wessex (c941-959) and Edgar I the Peaceful (943-975). Like her mother Wynflaed (c920-), she had a close and special if unknown connection with the royal nunnery of Shaftesbury (Dorsetshire), founded by [[Alfred the Great (849-899)} 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.


Marriage and Family

Edmund's sons later ruled England as:

  1. Eadwig of Wessex (c941-959), King of England from 955 until 957, king of only Wessex and Kent from 957 until his death on 1 October 959.
  2. Edgar I the Peaceful (943-975), king of Mercia and Northumbria from 957 until his brother's death in 959, then king of England from 959 until 975.




Children


Offspring of Edmund of Wessex and Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury (-944)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Eadwig of Wessex (c941-959)
Edgar I the Peaceful (943-975) 943 8 July 975 Winchester Æthelflæd
Wulthryth
Ælfthryth (c945-c1000)

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