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the Italian Alps
Ælfsige died of cold in the Alps as he journeyed to Rome to be given his pallium by Pope John XII. In his place King Eadwig nominated Byrhthelm (Bishop of Wells). Ælfsige's will survives and shows that he was married, with a son, Godwine of Worthy, who died in 1001 fighting against the Vikings.
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 223
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 214
- Ortenberg "Anglo-Saxon Church and the Papacy" English Church & the Papacy p. 49
- Stafford Unification and Conquest p. 58
- Yorke "Ælfsige" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- Ortenberg, Veronica (1999) . "The Anglo-Saxon Church and the Papacy". In Lawrence, C. H. The English Church and the Papacy in the Middle Ages (Reprint ed.). Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing. pp. 29–62. ISBN 0-7509-1947-7.
- Stafford, Pauline (1989). Unification and Conquest: A Political and Social History of England in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries. London: Edward Arnold. ISBN 0-7131-6532-4.
- Yorke, Barbara (2004). "Ælfsige (d. 959)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/192. Retrieved 7 November 2007.(subscription or UK public library membership required)
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