Saint Edith of Wilton (also known as Eadgyth or Ediva) was born at Kemsing, Kent in 961. Kemsing is a village and the name of a Civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. KENT (1400 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Adult Standards/MOR format Events By Place Asia Ani (present-day Turkey) becomes the capital of Armenia under the Bagratuni Dynasty
She was the illegitimate daughter of King Edgar the Peaceful. Edgar I the Peaceful or the Peaceable (c 7 August 943&ndash8 July 975 1 Her mother was Wulfthryth, a nun of noble birth, whom Edgar forcibly carried off from her monastery at Wilton. Under St. Dunstan's direction, he did penance for this crime by not wearing his crown for seven years. Dunstan (c909&ndash 19 May 988) was an Abbot of Glastonbury, a Bishop of Worcester, a Bishop of London, and an
As soon as Wulfthrith could escape from him, she returned to her cell and, there, Edith was born. Edith took the veil very early, with her father's consent. He made her abbess of three different communities, but she chose to remain under her mother at the convent at Wilton. Wilton Abbey was a Benedictine Convent in Wiltshire, England, three miles from Salisbury on the site now occupied by Wilton House
In AD 979. Events By Place Europe The Tynwald (parliament of the Isle of Man is founded Edith dreamt that she lost her right eye and knew the dream was sent to warn her of the death of her brother King Edward the Martyr , who, in fact, was murdered at that very time, while visiting his stepmother, Queen Ælfthryth, at Corfe Castle, Dorset. Edward the Martyr or Eadweard II (c 962&ndash 18 March 978) was King of England from 975 until he was murdered in 978 Ælfthryth (c 945-1000 also Alfrida, Elfrida or Elfthryth) was the second or third wife of King Edgar of England. Corfe Castle is a Village, Civil parish and ruined Castle, in the English county of Dorset. Dorset ( (or archaically, Dorsetshire) is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast
She was allegedly offered the crown of England by nobles who had supported her murdered brother Edward against her young half-brother, Ethelred, but refused it. Ethelred II ( c. 968 – 23 April 1016 also known as Æthelred II, Aethelred II, Ethelred the Unready, Æthelred the Unready Notwithstanding her refusal of all Royal honours and worldly power, she always dressed magnificently and, as Bishop Æthelwold of Winchester remonstrated, she answered that purity and humility could exist as well under Royal robes as under rags. Saint Æthelwold of Winchester (also spelled Aethelwald, Ethelwold, etc (909-984 was a 10th century Bishop of Winchester and leader of the monastic
She built a church at Wilton, and dedicated it in the name of Saint Denis. Saint-Denis is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. Saint Dunstan was invited to the dedication and wept much during mass. Being asked the reason, he said it was because Edith would die in three weeks, which actually happened, on 15 September AD 984. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy.