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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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Eleanor, Queen of France and England and Duchess of Aquitaine

In keeping with our theme of medieval British queens, let’s look into the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. And what a life she had! She was the wife of two kings and mother of two kings and she went on … Continue reading

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Emma of Normandy, Queen of England

While on tour in England in 2008, our British tour guide mentioned “We don’t do much medieval here”. My husband and I were standing in Salisbury Cathedral later in the day and I was thinking to myself, why not? That … Continue reading

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