User comments for Ælfgifu (Famous Bearer Only)

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.
Elea  9/16/2006
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.
LMS  7/31/2007
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.
Eli McNeil  8/17/2009

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