Book 2, Chapter 8, Edwy the Fair from 955 AD to 975 – Edwy the Fair
During the troubles caused by this rebellion, some armed retainers were sent by Odo to carry away Elgiva by force, first branding her face with red hot irons, in order to mar her beauty, and then carrying her to Ireland. After a short time her wounds healed, and with beauty as radiant as ever, she returned but was seized at Gloucester, when the sinews of her legs were divided, and she was allowed to linger in horrible torture for several days until death put an end to her sufferings.
Chapter 8, Edwy the Fair
Treatment of Elgiva
Chapter 8, Origin of Monasteries in England
Chapter 8, Dunstan
Chapter 8, Archbishop Dunstan and the Clergy
Categories: Book 2