Eadgyth, home for now.
June 20, 2010 9:02 AM Subscribe
In January, the remains of Queen Eadgyth, wife of Otto I, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, and granddaughter of King Alfred the Great of England, were discovered in the cathedral of Magdeburg in Germany. The remains were sent to England for identification, which was confirmed last week.
Michael Wood of The Guardian offers some history to Eadgyth.
Rosemary Joyce of UC Berkeley questions whether Eadgyth was really the "Princess Di" of her day.
Meanwhile, the popularity of the name Edith continues its decade long decline, dropping from the rank of 565 in 2000 to 846 in 2009.Source: Social Security online
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