"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."
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.