David Reekie: Edith Swan-neck

Tuesday 19 October, 5.45pm
Cathedral Lodge
Tickets £12 (Incl. £1.50 booking fee)

In 1086 the Domesday Book entry for Canterbury records that four of the city houses had been owned in the time of Edward the Confessor, by a woman identified as “Earl Harold’s Concubine.” This was Edith Swan-neck, also known as Edith the Fair who was the handfasted wife of Harold Godwinson. Edith, a woman with several important connections with Canterbury, was one of the most remarkable women of her age. This talk will tell the story of Edith, Harold, and the wider story of Anglo- Saxon women. This will be set in the context of the Norman Conquest, an event in which Edith and her family played such a crucial and tragic part.

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