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.
- “Saint Elgiva of Shaftesbury“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2012. Web. 27 March 2015. <>