St. Elgiva of Shaftesbury
Daily Saints /Saints

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Also known as:
Aelfgifu
Aelgifu
Aelgytha
Algyva
Elfgiva

Short Biography:
Queen; wife of King Edmund I. Mother of King Edwy of Saxony, and Saint Edgar the Peaceful. Widowed young. Known all her life for her personal piety and support of the Church, endowing several churches and monasteries. Later in life she retired to become a Benedictine nun and then abbess at Shaftesbury, England.

Died:
971 of natural causes
buried in Shaftesbury Abbey