Aelfgifu of Northampton 990 – 1044

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Aelfgifu of Northampton was born around 990 and died around 1044. She was the first wife of King Cnut the Great and the mother of King Harold I. She was  was the daughter of Aelfhelm, Earldorman of Northumbria. Cnut set her aside in 1016 when he married King Aethelred’s widow, Emma of Normandy.  

 Family tree for Aelfgifu, wife of King Cnut the Great, showing:
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Published Jun 26, 2017 @ 15:59 pm – Updated – Jun 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2017 – 2020). Aelfgifu of Northampton 990 – 1044. Available: https://www.treesofblue.com/aelfgifu-of-northampton-990-1044. Last accessed September 20th, 2020