The Handfasted Wife.pdf

The Handfasted Wife PDF

Carol McGrath

Moving, and vastly informative, a real page turner of a historical novel. Fay Weldon

The Handfasted Wife is the story of the Norman Conquest from the perspective of Edith (Elditha) Swanneck, Harolds common-law wife. She is set aside for a political marriage when Harold becomes king in 1066. Determined to protect her childrens destinies and control her economic future, she is taken to Williams camp when her estate is sacked on the eve of the Battle of Hastings. She later identifies Harolds body on the battlefield and her youngest son becomes a Norman hostage.

Elditha avoids an arranged marriage with a Breton knight by which her son might or might not be given into his care. She makes her own choice and sets out through strife-torn England to seek help from her sons in Dublin. However, events again overtake her.

Harolds mother, Gytha, holds up in her city of Exeter with other aristocratic women, including Eldithas eldest daughter. The girl is at risk, drawing Elditha back to Exeter and resistance. Initially supported by Exeters burghers the women withstand Williams siege. However, after three horrific weeks they negotiate exile and the removal of their treasure. Elditha takes sanctuary in a convent where eventually she is reunited with her hostage son. This is an adventure story of love, loss, survival and reconciliation.

Getting married is a big thing with many wedding venues fully booked up to 2 years ... Put very simply, Handfasting is the practice of couples committing to each ...

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Matteo Müller

" The presider then pronounces the couple to be handfasted as wife and husband or as spouses. The couple kiss each other -- their first gift to each other as a handfasted couple. They then perform their first task together: they pick up the trowel from the altar, and bury the silver box at the center of the circle where it will remain forever.

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Noel Schulze

The Handfasted Wife is Edith Swan-Neck, the common-law wife of Harold II who was defeated by William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings. Handfasting was a traditional marriage ceremony that was frequently favoured in early medieval England. Cathedrals and Abbeys in The Handfasted Wife …

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Jason Lehmann

Scribbling in the margins: The Handfasted Wife The Handfasted Wife is Edith Swan-Neck, the common-law wife of Harold II who was defeated by William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings. Handfasting was a traditional marriage ceremony that was frequently favoured in early medieval England.

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