Ælfgifu [Ælfgifu of Northampton]
- Pauline Stafford
Ælfgifu [Ælfgifu of Northampton] (fl. 1006–1036), first consort of King Cnut, was the daughter of Ælfhelm, ealdorman of southern Northumbria (d. 1006), and of Wulfrune. She belonged to a great midlands family important throughout the tenth and early eleventh centuries, and the epithet attached to her name by the late eleventh century probably reflects landholding in this area. ...