Found: Princess Eadgyth

The remains of Queen Eadgyth, who died in 946, were excavated in Magdeburg Cathedral in 2008.

The granddaughter of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, the Saxon princess married Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, in 929.

A spokesman from the university said the bones were the oldest surviving remains of an English royal burial.

As the half sister of Athelstan, who is considered to have been the first king of all of England, Eadgyth had at least two children with Otto and lived most of her married life in Magdeburg, in what is now the state of Saxony-Anhalt. She died aged about 36.

from BBC

Turns out I had already posted on this, but I found it again, so I guess I wanted to remember it.

I think it would be interesting to talk about her young life, moving around, and about her life after her parents divorced. (And don’t our students think divorce is a modern concept?)

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