Person:Edith Swanneck (1)

Edith Swanneck _____
b.Abt 1025 Mercia, England
d.Abt 1086 Wessex, England
Facts and Events
Name Edith Swanneck _____
Alt Name Ealdgyth _____
Alt Name Edith the Fair _____
Gender Female
Birth? Abt 1025 Mercia, England
Marriage to Harold II Godwinson _____, King of England
Death? Abt 1086 Wessex, England
Other?  Not To Be Confused With?: Ealdgyth Of England (1)
Reference Number? Q515160?

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Edith the Fair ("Edyth the Gentle Swan"; c. 1025 – c. 1066), also known as Edith Swanneck, may have been the first wife of King Harold Godwinson. "Swanneck" (or Swan-Neck) comes from the folk etymology which made her in Old English as swann hnecca, "swan neck", which was actually most likely a corrupted form of swann hnesce, "Gentle Swan" . She is sometimes confused with Ealdgyth, daughter of Earl Ælfgar of Mercia, who was queen during Harold's reign.

She may be identical with Eadgifu the Fair, who was one of the wealthiest magnates in England on the eve of the Norman conquest.

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  1.   Edith Swanneck, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.