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Nicknames: "Eadgyth Gōdwinesdatter", "Eadgyth Godwinsdatter", "Edith Queen of England", "Edith of Wessex"
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, England
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About Eadgyth Gōdwinesdatter, Queen of England

Eadgyth of Wessex (1) F, #102177, b. circa 1020, d. 18 December 1075 Last Edited=11 Dec 2005

    Eadgyth of Wessex was born circa 1020. (1) She was the daughter of Godwine, Earl of Wessex and Gytha (?). She married Saint Edward 'the Confessor', King of England, son of Æthelred II 'the Unready', King of England and Emma de Normandie, on 23 January 1045. (1) 

She died on 18 December 1075 at Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, England. (1) She was buried at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England. (1)

Forrás / Source: http://www.thepeerage.com/p10218.htm#i102177 -------------------- Edith of Wessex From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Edith of Wessex, (c. 1029 – December 19, 1075), married King Edward the Confessor of England in 1045. The marriage produced no children. Later ecclesiastical writers claimed that this was because Edward took a vow of celibacy, but modern historians have postulated alternative hypotheses, one being that Edward refused to consummate the marriage because of his antipathy to Edith's family, the Godwines. Edith was the daughter of Godwin, Earl of Wessex, one of the most powerful men in England at the time of King Edward's rule. Her mother Gytha Thorkelsdóttir was daughter to Torkel Styrbjörnsson, granddaughter to Styrbjörn Starke and Tyra and great-granddaughter to both Olof (II) Björnsson and his sister Gyrid by Harold I of Denmark. When Godwine and his family were expelled from the country in 1051, Edith was put aside by Edward and sent to a nunnery. When the Godwines effected their return through force in 1052, Edith was reinstated. Upon Edward's death, on 4 January 1066, he was succeeded by Edith's brother, Harold Godwinson. At the Battle of Stamford Bridge (25 September, 1066) and the Battle of Hastings (14 October, 1066), Edith lost her remaining four brothers (Tostig, Harold, Gyrth and Leofwine). She was therefore the only senior member of the Godwine family to survive the Norman conquest of England, the sons of Harold having fled to Ireland. -------------------- Edith of Wessex From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Edith of Wessex, (c. 1029 – December 19, 1075), married King Edward the Confessor of England in 1045. The marriage produced no children. Later ecclesiastical writers claimed that this was because Edward took a vow of celibacy, but modern historians have postulated alternative hypotheses, one being that Edward refused to consummate the marriage because of his antipathy to Edith's family, the Godwines.

Edith was the daughter of Godwin, Earl of Wessex, one of the most powerful men in England at the time of King Edward's rule. Her mother Gytha Thorkelsdóttir was daughter to Torkel Styrbjörnsson, granddaughter to Styrbjörn Starke and Tyra and great-granddaughter to both Olof (II) Björnsson and his sister Gyrid by Harold I of Denmark.

When Godwine and his family were expelled from the country in 1051, Edith was put aside by Edward and sent to a nunnery. When the Godwines effected their return through force in 1052, Edith was reinstated.

Upon Edward's death, on 4 January 1066, he was succeeded by Edith's brother, Harold Godwinson. At the Battle of Stamford Bridge (25 September, 1066) and the Battle of Hastings (14 October, 1066), Edith lost her remaining four brothers (Tostig, Harold, Gyrth and Leofwine). She was therefore the only senior member of the Godwine family to survive the Norman conquest of England, the sons of Harold having fled to Ireland.

Carola Hicks, an art historian, has recently put her forward as a candidate for the author of the Bayeux Tapestry[1].

Preceded by Aelgifu of Northampton and/or Emma of Normandy (both married to Canute the Great) Queen Consort of England 1045 - 4 January 1066 Succeeded by Matilda of Flanders

[edit] Further reading Stafford, Pauline (1997). Queen Emma and Queen Edith: Queenship and Women's Power in Eleventh-Century England, Blackwell ISBN 0-631-16679-3

[edit] Notes ^ [1].(Carola Hicks, The Bayeux Tapestry: The Life of a Masterpiece, ISBN 0-7011-7463-3)

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Eadgyth Gōdwinesdatter, Queen of England's Timeline

1029
1029
England
1045
January 23, 1045
Age 16
1075
December 18, 1075
Age 46
Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, England
1075
Age 46
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England
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England - aka Queen Eadgyth
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Also Of, Isle Of Thanet, Kent, England
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Also Of, Isle Of Thanet, Kent, England
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Also Of, Isle Of Thanet, Kent, England
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Also Of, Isle Of Thanet, Kent, England