Berkhamsted Castle | Queen Ælfgifu

Berkhamsted Castle

970: Queen Ælfgifu

Ælfgifu, queen consort of King Eadwig of England, bequeaths her estates, including the manor of Berkhamsted in her will. This is the earliest written reference to Berkhamsted, and evidence of early royal connections with this location.


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