Aelfgar, Earl of Mercia

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==Primary sources==
 
==Primary sources==
[http://books.google.com/books?id=gpR0iz5GjYgC The Chronicle of Florence of Worcester, with the Two Continuations], Thomas Forester (tr). (1854) H. G. Bohn 512 pages. Where I find, on [http://books.google.com/books?id=gpR0iz5GjYgC&pg=RA1-PA159&vq=godiva page 159] : "[A.D. 1057] ...The renowned Leofric, son of the ealdorman Leofwine, of blessed memory, died in a good old age, at his own vill of Bromley, on the second of the calends of September [31st August], and was buried with great pomp at Coventry; which monastery, among the other good deeds of his life, he and his wife, the noble countess Godiva, a worshipper of God, and devoted friend of St. Mary, Ever-a-Virgin, had founded, and amply endowing it with lands on their own patrimony, had so enriched with all kinds of ornament, that no monastery could be found in England possessed of such abundance of gold....His son Algar was appointed to his earldom.
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=gpR0iz5GjYgC The Chronicle of Florence of Worcester, with the Two Continuations], Thomas Forester (tr). (1854) H. G. Bohn 512 pages.
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**This [http://books.google.com/books?id=gpR0iz5GjYgC&pg=RA1-PA486&vq=godiva#PRA1-PA464,M1 index page] proves that Aelfgar is mentioned only on pages 155-160
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**[http://books.google.com/books?id=gpR0iz5GjYgC&pg=RA1-PA159&vq=godiva Page 159] : "[A.D. 1057] ...The renowned Leofric, son of the ealdorman Leofwine, of blessed memory, died in a good old age, at his own vill of Bromley, on the second of the calends of September [31st August], and was buried with great pomp at Coventry; which monastery, among the other good deeds of his life, he and his wife, the noble countess Godiva, a worshipper of God, and devoted friend of St. Mary, Ever-a-Virgin, had founded, and amply endowing it with lands on their own patrimony, had so enriched with all kinds of ornament, that no monastery could be found in England possessed of such abundance of gold....His son Algar was appointed to his earldom.
  
 
==Secondary sources==
 
==Secondary sources==

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