Saint Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury was born 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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
|Offspring of Edmund of Wessex and Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury (-944)|
|Eadwig of Wessex (c941-959)|| |
|Edgar I the Peaceful (943-975)||943||8 July 975 Winchester|| Æthelflæd|
- Aelfgifu of Shaftesbury - Wikipedia