Aelfgifu of York 970 – 1002

Aelfgifu of york

Father – Thored of Northumbria
Mother – Hilda
Spouse – Aethelred
Children – Aethelstan, Ecgbert, Edmund, Eadgyth, Aelfgifu, Eadred, Eadwig, Wulfthryth, Edgar

970 (around)
Aelfgifu of York was born to Thored, Earl of Northumbria and his wife Hilda. Nothing is known of her life before she married. She is known as Aelfgifu of York suggesting she may have been born in the city of York.
985 (during)
Aelfgifu married King Aethelred. She was not crowned Queen and did not sign charters. This suggests that she either had no interest in politics or was prevented from being involved. The only details of her life after her marriage that are known for certain are the births of her children.
986 (during)
A son, Aethelstan, was born to Aelfgifu and Aethelred.
988 (during)
A son, Ecgbert, was born to Aelfgifu and Aethelred.
990 (during)
A son, Edmund was born to Aelfgifu and Aethelred.
992 (around)
A daughter, Eadgyth, was born to Aelfgifu and Aethelred.
994 (around)
A daughter, Aelfgifu, was born to Aelfgifu and Aethelred.
995 (around)
A son, Eadred, was born to Aelfgifu and Aethelred.
996 (around)
A son, Eadwig, was born to Aelfgifu and Aethelred.
997 (around)
A daughter, Wulfthryth, was born to Aelfgifu and Aethelred.
999 (around)
A son, Edgar, was born to Aelfgifu and Aethelred.
1002 (February)
Aelfgifu died at Winchester, possibly in childbirth.

 

Published Feb 12, 2018 @ 2:09 pm – Updated – Jun 17, 2020 @ 11:50 am

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2018 – 2020). Aelfgifu of York 970 – 1002. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/aelfgifu-of-york-970-1002/ Last Accessed October 1st, 2020