Talk:Aethelred Unraed

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NO NO NO ! (sorry) Aelgifu, wife of King Edwy or Eadwig All-Fair died shortly before he did. This "bed sharing" incident is probably the product of sex-starved monks imaginations- see my article on Eadwig. The real story is much more interesting. There were a ridiculous number of Anglo-Saxon upper class totty called Aelgifu or Aelfgifu or Elgiva etc. Eadwig's mother was also called St. Elgiva. Cnut's handfast wife was Aelfgifu of Northampton, Ethelred Unraed's second wife was Emma but she had to change her name to Aelgifu, An "Aelgifu" appears in the Bayeux Tapestry, who may be the paramour of Sweyn Godwinsson . You can check on the Prosopography of Anglo Saxon England- there are hordes. Streona 06:38, 30 November 2007 (EST)