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"She was lovely. I was prepared to hate her, but who could hate a woman so beautiful? [...] Eadith's pale-skinned face was intelligent, and her green eyes were glistening with tears."[1]

Eadith was the mistress of Ealdorman Aethelred of Mercia and the younger sister of Eardwulf, commander of Lord Aethelred's household guards. After the ealdorman's death, Eadith becomes a lover of Uhtred.

  1. The Empty Throne, chapter 5, page 136