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The name was also given as a royal title to Aethelred's second wife Emma of Normandy (who later married King Cnut) in honour of Aethelred's grandmother St Aelfgifu.
Aelgifu, also known as, Ælfgifu, Alfgifu, Alfgitha or Elfgifu, was a daughter of Ælfhelm, Earl of York, who was murdered on the command of Ethelred the Unready, the King of England.
In the seventh scene of The Bayeux Tapestry, a mysterious woman by this name appears to be being struck in the face by a clergyman. No one knows who this woman is or to what the scene refers.
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