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From: "Todd A. Farmerie" <>
Subject: Re: Emma, Engalns 1st queen
Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2004 20:53:37 -0600
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> But AElgifu is said in this program to have been AEthelred's
> mistress. I was under the impression that she was his first wife. ??
AElfgifu is named by several sources as mother of Eadmund Ironside, and
(according to Barlow's Edward the Confessor) the chronicler formerly
known as Florence of Worcester attributes AEthelsan, Eadwig and Eadgyth
to AElfgifu. Apparently (I don't have the Worcester chronicle handy),
none of these explicitly call AElfgifu wife of AEthelred or Queen of
England. Barlow says that they were undoubtably married (although
perhaps not by a church-sanctioned marriage), but I don't know that such
certainty is justified.