Eadgifu of Kent Family Tree (c 905-968)

 Eadgifu of Kent Family Tree


Eadgifu of Kent Family Tree showing:


Short Biography

Eadgifu was born around 905, the daughter of Sigehelm of Kent. She became the third wife of  King Edward the Elder around 919.  They had three children two of whom became Kings of England. Their daughter, Eadburga became a nun.

Edward died in July 924 and was succeeded by his eldest son from his first marriage, Aethelstan. During Aethelstan’s reign, Eadgifu disappears from the records, but during the reigns of her two sons, Edmund and Eadred her signature appears on charters suggesting she returned to court and played a prominent role. 

Both of Eadgifu’s sons died young. Edmund was 25 when he was assassinated by a man named Leofa and Eadred, who suffered with a digestive problem, was 32. After the death of Eadred in 955, Eadgifu’s grandson, Edmund’s eldest son, Eadwig took the throne and when he died in 959 his brother Edgar became King.

Eadgifu died in 968. 


Published Feb 05, 2017 @ 8:16 pm – Updated – Feb 5, 2024 @ 12:59 pm

Harvard Reference for Eadgifu of Kent Family Tree:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2017 – 2024). Eadgifu of Kent c905 – 968 . Available: https://www.treesofblue.com/eadgifu-of-kent-c905-968. Last accessed February 9th, 2024