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Edith [Eadgyth]locked

(d. 1075)
  • Ann Williams

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Edith [Eadgyth] (d. 1075), queen of England, consort of Edward the Confessor, was the eldest daughter of Godwine, earl of Wessex (d. 1053), and his wife, Gytha (c. 1022–1068) [see under Godwine]. Since she was married to Edward (d. 1066) on 23 January 1045, she was probably born no later than 1027. Much of what is known about her comes from the ...

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