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Edith of Wessex
Queen of England, sister of Harold and wife of Edward. An account. Learn more at .
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Edith of Wessex Nov 14
.’s claim to rule is based on the memory of Edward, which I intend to celebrate, thereby ensuring my own survival
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Edith of Wessex Nov 10
Some criticise me, but there’s nothing to be gained by opposing . I must think of the people of Winchester
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Edith of Wessex Nov 9
Representatives from have arrived. They require a sign of fealty and further rent. I have agreed
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Edith of Wessex Oct 26
I will not recognise Edgar as England’s new king; Hastings taught me that the ‘true’ king is whoever commands the largest army
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Edith of Wessex Oct 26
I now know what happened to . His body was buried on an anonymous cliff; overlooking the coast he once defended
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Edith of Wessex Oct 21
I am not sure. I have not been in contact with my family. I just hope someone gave a Christian burial
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Edith of Wessex Oct 21
I am in Winchester. Others wish to continue the fight, but I haven't the appetite. I'm sure will come to me
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Edith of Wessex Oct 14
I… must leave this place.
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Edith of Wessex Oct 14
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Edith of Wessex Oct 14
This will become a slaughter… The lightly-wounded men try to leave but they are hampered by the fallen
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Edith of Wessex Oct 14
The change of direction of the archers has caught my countrymen off guard!
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Edith of Wessex Oct 14
Oh no – the right flank of ’s army are being slaughtered!
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Edith of Wessex Oct 14
That man riding into the thick of the battle is Bishop Odo, ’s half-brother
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Edith of Wessex Oct 14
Where is ? Has he fallen?
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Edith of Wessex Oct 14
The housecarl battle-axes easily penetrate Norman armour. is holding the line well!
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Edith of Wessex Oct 14
Many Saxons fell under that onslaught, but the Normans have little to celebrate. The higher ground is proving unassailable!
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Edith of Wessex Oct 14
How awful! The housecarls are killing the Normans – and their mounts – with single blows from their fearsome battleaxes!
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Edith of Wessex Oct 14
The Norman infantry retreat; those that faced and the housecarls have suffered terribly
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Edith of Wessex Oct 14
Do you hear that war cry? “Holy Cross” the Saxons shout; a reminder of our Lord inspires courage!
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Edith of Wessex Oct 14
Good luck brother, .
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