Edith the Fair

Edith the Fair

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edith Swannesha, also known as Edith Swanneschals or Edith the Fair, is best known as the unwedded consort of King Harold II of England. Her common name comes from a historical misinterpretation that her nickname represented Old English swann hnecca, "swan neck." She is sometimes confused with ldgyth, daughter of Ealdorman lfgar of Mercia, and Harold's Queen consort. She bore Harold several children and was his common law wife for over 20 years. Though she was not considered Harold's wife by the Church, there is no indication that the children she bore by Harold were treated as illegitimate by the culture at the time. In fact, one of Harold Godwinesson and Edith Swan-Neck's daughters, Gyda Haraldsdatter, was addressed as "princess" and was married to the Grand Duke Of Kiev, Vladimir Monomakh
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136622130
  • 9786136622132