- Then before the gerefa, Beornwulf, and the ealdorman she again took the oath of innocence. - "A Maid at King Alfred’s Court", Lucy Foster Madison.
- The bishop turned to the gerefa and ealdorman. - "A Maid at King Alfred’s Court", Lucy Foster Madison.
- " I was, sir king," Egbert said, " and fought beside Earl Algar and my kinsman the Ealdorman Eldred until both were slain by the Danes, and I with difficulty cut my way through them and escaped to carry out my kinsman's orders regarding his son." - "The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred", G. A. Henty.