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109 The marriage, referred to by three northern sources (Saxo Grammaticus, XI 6; Fagrskinna, § 77; and Snorri Sturlason’s Heimskringla), has been dated to the early 1070s on the basis that the eldest son, called both Mstislav and Harold, was born in 1076 (Dmitri Obolensky [1918–2001], ‘Vladimir Monomakh’, in his Six Byzantine Portraits (Oxford, 1988), 83–114, at 89–90); Saxo Grammaticus, Danorum Regum heroumque historia XI 6. 3, trans. with commentary by Eric Christiansen (Oxford, 1980–81), i, 58 and 228–9; Fagrskinna, trans.
87 Searle, ‘Women and the succession’, 168; Searle’s join was noted in the same conference volume by Ann Williams, ‘Land and power in the eleventh century: the estates of Harold Godwineson’, ANS 3 (1980), 170–87 with notes, 230–34 (at 176). Taken from there as ‘probable’ by Pauline A. Stafford (‘Women in Domesday’, Reading Medieval Studies 15 (1989), 75–94, at 79, 92) who also points to the one occurrence of the name with the title appropriate to an earl’s wife, ‘Ædgeua comitissa’ (DB ii, 300r; Suff § 4.
Smyth (Dublin, 2006), 208–23, at 216, n. 29. 32 Thomas, English and Normans, 24. , Thormann, ‘Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Poems’, 62. Whilst accepting her view that language is very important in creating a nation, experience, here specifically of conquest, is of great significance, including not only in its mobilizing of but also in giving meaning to language, perhaps especially of identity. 34 D’s very complex presentation of 1066 and what this reveals is further discussed in my ‘Chronicle D, 1067 and Women’.