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Ælfgifu of Exeter

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Ælfgifu of Exeter

Ælfgifu of Exeter was an Anglo-Saxon saint, of unknown date or origin, whose relics were held by Exeter Cathedral. She is mentioned in the Old English Exeter relic-list as "the holy servant of Christ ... who would daily perform her confession before she went into church".[1] It is possible that she is the 10th-century royal abbess, Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury wife of Edmund I (as one 12th-century writer believed), but it is "more likely" according to historian John Blair that she was not.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Blair, "Handlist", p. 504


  • Blair, John (2002), "A Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Saints", in Thacker, Alan;  

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