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Have you ever wondered what women were getting up to in the early medieval period? Now you don’t have to! Ælfgif-who? provides biographies of historical women who lived in England between the years 500 and 1100, straight to your inbox.

On a free subscription plan, you will receive biographies of early medieval women complete with a beautiful bespoke portrait by our resident illustrator, Pollie Scott.

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This newsletter is researched, produced and written by Florence H R Scott, a historian from York, UK currently studying for a PhD on queens, gender and inauguration ceremonies in early medieval England at the University of Leeds.

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Biographies of early medieval English women


Florence H R Scott 

Historian of early medieval England. PhD on queens & inauguration at the University of Leeds. Disabled. Marxist. Antiracist. Queer. Non-binary. Yorkshire.