Eadgyth 4 (Female) Saint, daughter of King Edgar 11, Edith, d.984x7
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Notes: Barbara Yorke, ‘Edith (961x4–984x7)’, ODNB

Factoid List

Recorded Name (4)
Eadgitha (1)
 CalendRamsey  95
Eadgyfe (1)
 S1449   
Eadgyð (1)
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20.vii
Ædgith (1)
 Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.6
Personal Information (3)
reputation (1)
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20.vii (illustrious)
saintly status (2)
 Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.6 (saint)
 RestingPlaces  II.35 (saint)
Office (2)
Abbess (2)
 NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20.vii
 S1449   
Personal Relationship (6)
Eadgyth 4 Daughter (Consanguineal kinship) of ~ (2)
 of Edgar 11: S1449   
 of Edgar 11: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.87.2
~ Mother (Consanguineal kinship) of Eadgyth 4 (1)
 Wulfthryth 6: of Eadgyth 4: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.87.10
~ Offspring (Consanguineal kinship) of Eadgyth 4 (1)
 Edward 15: of Eadgyth 4: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.6
Eadgyth 4 Sister (Consanguineal kinship) of ~ (2)
 of Æthelred 32: NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20.vii
 of Æthelred 32: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.87.7
Event (7)
Agreement (1)
 Various.settling bounds in Winchester S1449: Complicated exchange of estates in Winchester between the monastic houses of the city.: S1449    (964 x 975)
Alms-giving (1)
 Various.commendation to the New Minster: These women either singled out the New Minster or commended themselves through alms giving to the prayers of the community.: NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20 (901 x 904 - ?)
Burial (3)
 Eadgyth 4.burial: St Eadgyth 4 rests in Wilton.: RestingPlaces  II.35
 Eadgyth 4.ecclesiastic career: Holy virgin Eadgyth 4, buried in Wilton, was consecrated to God from her infancy. When Bishop Æthelwold 1 rebuked her for wearing rich clothes, inappropriate for her monastic status, she replied that even mourning clothes can be to show off, whereas golden clothes can conceal a pure unblemished mind. Dunstan 1 foretold her death at the age of 23. He also saw a vision of her after her death.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.87.2-6
 Eadgyth 4.resting place: The resting place of Eadgyth 4's relics was in Wilton.: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.6
Commemoration of saint/calendar-entering (1)
 Eadgyth 4.calendar commemoration: On this day Eadgyth 4 is joined to the heavenly citizens.: CalendRamsey  95
Commendation (1)
 Various.commendation to the New Minster: These women either singled out the New Minster or commended themselves through alms giving to the prayers of the community.: NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20 (901 x 904 - ?)
Death/dying (1)
 Eadgyth 4.calendar commemoration: On this day Eadgyth 4 is joined to the heavenly citizens.: CalendRamsey  95
Dreaming/seeing vision/revelation (1)
 Eadgyth 4.ecclesiastic career: Holy virgin Eadgyth 4, buried in Wilton, was consecrated to God from her infancy. When Bishop Æthelwold 1 rebuked her for wearing rich clothes, inappropriate for her monastic status, she replied that even mourning clothes can be to show off, whereas golden clothes can conceal a pure unblemished mind. Dunstan 1 foretold her death at the age of 23. He also saw a vision of her after her death.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.87.2-6
Monastic life, converting to/joining/oblation (1)
 Eadgyth 4.ecclesiastic career: Holy virgin Eadgyth 4, buried in Wilton, was consecrated to God from her infancy. When Bishop Æthelwold 1 rebuked her for wearing rich clothes, inappropriate for her monastic status, she replied that even mourning clothes can be to show off, whereas golden clothes can conceal a pure unblemished mind. Dunstan 1 foretold her death at the age of 23. He also saw a vision of her after her death.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.87.2-6
Praying (1)
 Various.commendation to the New Minster: These women either singled out the New Minster or commended themselves through alms giving to the prayers of the community.: NewMinster.LiberVitae  Fol 26r.20 (901 x 904 - ?)
Property-exchanging (1)
 Various.settling bounds in Winchester S1449: Complicated exchange of estates in Winchester between the monastic houses of the city.: S1449    (964 x 975)
Prophecy (1)
 Eadgyth 4.ecclesiastic career: Holy virgin Eadgyth 4, buried in Wilton, was consecrated to God from her infancy. When Bishop Æthelwold 1 rebuked her for wearing rich clothes, inappropriate for her monastic status, she replied that even mourning clothes can be to show off, whereas golden clothes can conceal a pure unblemished mind. Dunstan 1 foretold her death at the age of 23. He also saw a vision of her after her death.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.87.2-6
Relics-collecting/depositing/granting (1)
 Eadgyth 4.resting place: The resting place of Eadgyth 4's relics was in Wilton.: Anon.VitaEdwardiRegis  I.6
Relics-incorrupt preservation/placing in reliquary/requesting/translating (1)
 Cnut 3.disregard of English saints: Cnut 3, successor of Eadgyth 4's brother Æthelred 32, had little respect for English saints. Despite protests of Æthelnoth 43, who was present, he ordered the opening of Eadgyth 4's grave, at which point she emerged as far as the waist, with her face veiled. The frightened king fell over to the ground.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.87.7-9
Tomb-making/opening (1)
 Cnut 3.disregard of English saints: Cnut 3, successor of Eadgyth 4's brother Æthelred 32, had little respect for English saints. Despite protests of Æthelnoth 43, who was present, he ordered the opening of Eadgyth 4's grave, at which point she emerged as far as the waist, with her face veiled. The frightened king fell over to the ground.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.87.7-9