She was a beautiful English princess who married one of Europe's most powerful monarchs and dazzled subjects with her charity and charm. Now an international team of scientists say they think they've found the body of Princess Eadgyth (pronounced Edith), a 10th-century noblewoman who has been compared to Princess Diana. Should the skeleton be positively identified as belonging to Eadgyth, it would be oldest remains of any English royal discovered so far.
Eadgyth grew up at the dawn of the 10th century, a period during which her half brother King Athelstan extended his rule over all of England and drew on his sisters to cement his influence among foreign rulers. She married Duke Otto of Saxony, a warlord's son who would eventually rise to become the first ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.
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My thanks to W. David Samuelsen for telling me about this story.