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Godgifu [Godiva]locked

(d. 1067?)
  • Ann Williams

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Godgifu [Godiva] (d. 1067?), noblewoman, was the wife of Leofric, earl of Mercia (d. 1057). They were probably married before 1010, so that Godgifu was perhaps born c.990. She must be distinguished from three contemporaries of the same name: Godgifu, benefactress of ...

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