Thursday, January 21, 2010

Queen Eadgyth


Archaeologists claim to have found the remains of Alfred the Great's granddaughter, Eadgyth (Edith), wrapped in silk in a lead coffin in Magdeburg Cathedral in Germany. She lived from 910-946, was given in marriage to Otto, Duke of Saxony in 929 and bore him two children. She became Queen of the Germans after Otto's coronation in Aachen in 936. Otto outlived Eadgyth by 27 years. He married Adelaide of Italy, the widow of the king of Italy, in 952. In 962 he was crowned the first Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

5 Comments:

Blogger kinglear said...

Ah political and dynastic marriages. How much more enduring ( at least until Henry VIII) and until Death us do part...
Mind you, I'm sure there were a few divorces before that ( Caesar springs to mind) - or discreeet murders.....

8:48 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

What about RockGod marriages, KL?

10:08 am  
Blogger kinglear said...

Ah they are made at No1. Devonshire Gardens.....

11:13 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I wonder if they'll put the remains on display.

9:54 pm  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

What wonderful statues.

8:47 pm  

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