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Edith [St Edith, Eadgyth]locked

(961x4–984x7)
  • Barbara Yorke

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Edith [St Edith, Eadgyth] (961x4–984x7), nun, was a daughter of King Edgar and the noblewoman Wulfthryth, and was born in the royal vill at Kemsing, Kent. When her mother retired from secular life to become abbess of Wilton, Edith also entered the foundation and remained there until her death at the age of twenty-three. The main source for her is the life written by ...

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