Aelfgifu of Shaftesbury Timeline c902-944

Aelfgifu of Shaftesbury

Father – Unknown
Mother – Wynflaed
Spouse – Edmund I (921 – 946)
Children – King Eadwig (941 – 959), King Edgar (943 – 975)


902 (around)
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.
940 (around)
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.
941 (during)
A son, Eadwig, was born to Aelfgifu and Edmund.
943 (during)
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.


Published Feb 5, 2018 @ 3:57 pm – Updated – [last-modified]

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2018 – 2020). Aelfgifu of Shaftesbury c902 – 944.

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