By Susan AbernethyEadgyth had an impressive pedigree. It was only by fate she ended up as the wife of Otto I, Duke of Saxony and King of Germany.Eadgyth (also known as Edith) was born c. 911 and was the daughter of Edward the Elder, King of Wessex. Her mother was Edward’s second wife, Aelflaed. We don’t know much about Eadgyth’s early life other than a short mention about the daughters of King Edward devoting their whole attention to literature by the twelfth century chronicler William of Malmesbury.
The Tenth-Century Collapse in West Francia and the Birth of Christian Holy War By Declan MillsNewcastle University Postgraduate Forum E-Journal, Edition 12 (2015)Abstract: The tenth-century social and political collapse in West Francia constituted a major disruption in the order of Frankish society. As the power of the crown weakened, castellans (minor nobles or soldiers who could afford to build a castle) built their own power basses, defended by a new breed of enforcer violent mail-clad peasants who became known as cnichts or knights, across the south of the kingdom.
Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon genomes from East England reveal British migration historyBy Stephan Schiffels, Wolfgang Haak, Pirita Paajanen et al.Nature Communications, Vol.7:10408 (2016)Abstract: British population history has been shaped by a series of immigrations, including the early Anglo-Saxon migrations after 400 CE.
Water management in Milan and Lombardy in medieval times: an outlineBy Giuliana FantoniJournal of Water and Land Development, Vol.12 (2008)Abstract: The abundance of water has certainly been a very important resource for the development of the Po Valley and has necessitated, more than once, interventions of regulation and drainage that have contributed strongly to imprint a particular conformation on the land.