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Subject: Re: Edwin, Prince of Tegeingl
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 13:51:36 EDT
In a message dated 6/23/99 11:10:35 AM Central Daylight Time,
<< I think your birthdate for Godiva is wrong. She did have two grandsons,
Edwin and Morcar, who were Ealdormen at the time of the invasion of
Harald Hardrade in 1066.
I think the birthdate is wrong also. In looking through some Biographical
Dictionaries you would have thought that the authors were a bunch of rumor
mongers. One of them said she was born in 1140 and died in 1180. Good
trick. One said she was born in 1040 and another actually said she did her
ride in 1040. One did not have a clue about dates. The Encyclopedia
Britanica says she did her famous ride in 1040 "naked". It also says it was
a rumor. Hum! Well, Tom the tailor was the one who is said to have peeped
and thus became the world's first Peeping Tom.