Aelfgifu of Northumbria 997 – 1042

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Aelfgifu was born in 997 and died in 1042 (exact dates are not known). She was the daughter of King Aethelred the Unready by his first wife Aelfgifu of York. Her brother Edmund Ironside became King in 1016. Aelfgifu married Uhtred the Bold, Earl of Northumbria and they had at least one cchild. Her daughter, Edith, married Maldred, son of King Malcolm II of Scotland.

 Family tree for Aelfgifu, daughter of King Aethelred the Unready showing:


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Heather Y Wheeler. (2017 – 2020). Aelfgifu of Northumbria 997 – 1042. Available: Last accessed September 13th, 2023