Aelfgifu of Shaftesbury was born to Wynflaed who had a connection to the convent which had been founded by King Alfred the Great at Shaftesbury. Details of her father are not known. Aelfgifu and her mother maintained a close connection with the convent.
Aelfgifu married King Edmund I of England. The exact date of the marriage is not known but has been estimated based on the birth dates of their children.
A son, Eadwig, was born to Aelfgifu and Edmund.
A son, Edgar, was born to Aelfgifu and Edmund.
944 (18th May)
Aelfgifu died. She was buried at Shaftesbury and made a saint after it was claimed that miracles had happened around her burial place.
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Heather Y Wheeler. (2018 – 2020). Aelfgifu of Shaftesbury c902 – 944. https://www.thetimelinegeek.com/aelfgifu-of-shaftesbury-c902-944/