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1. Record Number: 20612
Author(s): Bolton, Timothy
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.
Year of Publication: 2007.