Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2706
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bolton , Timothy
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  • Title: AElfgifu of Northampton: Cnut the Great's Other Woman [AElfgifu came from a prominent noble family in Mercia. Cnut either married her or took her as a concubine during his father's invasion of England in 1013. She had two sons with whom she ruled Norway as Cnut's regent. Bolton argues that AElfgifu and Emma of Normandy (King AEthelred's widow who married Cnut) should not be viewed in opposition but as quite similar powerful women who sought to ensure their sons' royal successions. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Nottingham Medieval Studies 51, ( 2007): Pages 247 - 268.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Aelfgifu, Concubine of Cnut the Great, King of England and Denmark Concubines Emma, Queen of England and Denmark Politics Queens Regents
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;Scandinavia
  • Century: 11
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  • Author's Affiliation: Department of Western Manuscripts, Sotheby's
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  • Year of Publication: 2007.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00782122
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