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Matilda of Scotland, Queen of England

We would like to turn our attention to the daughter of Saint Margaret and King Malcolm of Scotland. Edith was born in 1080 at Dunfermline. Yes, her parents named her Edith, possibly in honor of Edith of Wessex, Queen of … Continue reading

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Edith of Wessex, Queen of England

Epigrammatica Historica, number 4 The nobility of your forbears magnified you, O Edith, And you, a king’s bride, magnify your forbears. Much beauty and much wisdom were yours And also probity together with sobriety. You teach the stars, measuring, arithmetic, … Continue reading

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