||Ælfhild 9 was an English woman taken prisoner to Scandinavia; there she was made a concubine of a Norwegian king, by whom she had a son called Magnus 2. After the death of her lord and her son she set off to England, making vow to God not to eat meat if He granted her a safe journey. On her happy homecoming she bought three vills and lived on their revenues. During one of the feasts she was persuaded by her friends to eat some meat, abandoning her vow, and was struck by paralysis. Three years later she visited the shrine of St Aldhelm 3 on his feast day, 25 may, and was healed. In her gratitude Ælfhild 9 gave all her goods to the monastery of Malmesbury and made profession as a nun, living close to the church, and on her death she was given a distinguished burial place in the cloister.