[MR] BBC: Winchester Royal Bones Confirmed

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Fri May 17 01:16:59 PDT 2019

Noble Friends,

Today the BBC is reporting on the remains of 23 individuals which were
found in six elaborately painted mortuary chests in Winchester Cathedral.
Although the bones were mixed, and may have included later remains added
during the English Civil War period, a number are believed to be from the
late Anglo-Saxon period. There should have been just 12-15 individuals in
the chests.

After several years of scientific research, a fairly positive ID has been
assigned to one of the partial skeletons. It is reasonably believed to be
Queen Emma, daughter of Duke Robert I of Normandy. Emma was married to two
kings, Æthelred the Unready (reigned 1002-1016) and Cnut the Great (reigned
1017-1035). Research on the remaining bones continues.

You can read the story at
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-48281733 .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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