[HNW] Where in England did she teach gold embroidery?

annora lisleong at k12.hi.us
Fri Feb 21 19:28:56 PST 2003


> 'Aelgar who had enough land to live on from the sherrif of Trent,
> that she might teach his daugther gold embroidery.'

Johan,
	This may not be the same person but the following is from
Medieval Craftsmen, Embroiderers by Kay Staniland.

"The Domesday Survey contains at least two references to such skilled
embroideresses.  Aelfgyd held land at Oakley in Buckinghamshire 'which
Godric the sheriff granted to her [to hold] as long as he was sheriff, on
condition of her teaching his daughter embroidery work' whilst..."

--annora




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