Eadgifu of Wessex (before, Eadgifu of Cent) is a character in The Saxon Stories novel series. She is the third wife of King Edward.

Biography[edit | edit source]

The Saxon Stories[edit | edit source]

(To Be Added)

Family[edit | edit source]

This list shows Eadgifu's family:

  • The † means that the individual is dead.
  • The ° means the individual appears more then once in this list.

Individual Relationship Notice
Parents Sigehelm (of Kent) Father
Children Edmund (of Wessex) Son
Æthelstan (of Wessex) Step Son
Ædgyth (of Wessex and Northumbria) Step Daughter
Ælfweard (of Wessex) Step Son
Significant Other(s) Edward (of Wessex) Husband
Affinity Alfred (of Wessex) Father-in-law
Ælswith (of Mercia and Wessex) Mother-in-law
Æthelflæd (of Wessex and Mercia) Sister-in-law
Osferth Brother-in-law

Individual Relationship Notice
Parents Sigehelm (of Kent) Father
Children Edmund (of Wessex) Son
Eadred (of Wessex) Son
Eadburh (of Wessex and Winchester) Daughter
Æthelstan (of Wessex) Step Son
Ædgyth (of Wessex and York) Step Daughter
Ælfweard o(f Wessex) Step Son
Edwin (of Wessex) Step Son
Æthelhild (of Wessex and Wilton Abbey) Step Daughter
Eadgifu (of Wessex and the West Franks) Step Daughter
Eadflæd (of Wessex and Wilton Abbey) Step Daughter
Eadhild (of Wessex and the Franks) Step Daughter
Eadgyth (of Wessex and the East Franks) Step Daughter
Ælfgifu (of Wessex) Step Daughter
Significant Other(s) Edward the Elder (of Wessex) Husband
Affinity Alfred the Great (of Wessex) Father-in-law
Ælswith (of Mercia and Wessex) Mother-in-law
Æthelflæd (of Wessex and Mercia) Sister-in-law
Æthelgifu (of Wessex and Shaftesbury) Sister-in-law
Æthelweard (of Wessex) Brother-in-law
Ælfthryth (of Wessex) Brother-in-law
Osferth (of Wessex) Brother-in-law ?

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Books 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
The Saxon Stories                        

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This character has been based on a real historical figure of Eadgifu.
  • Eadgifu was born c.903 and died in c.966, at roughly 63 years of age. If the book series followed factual date of Eadgifu's birth then these are his ages throughout the books:
  • The name Ēadgifu comes from Old English. The name is made up of the words ead, which means "wealth, prosperity", and gifu, which means "gift".
  • Eadgifu is a noble; she was born to the lord of Cent, and then married King Edward of Wessex which made her his consort.
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