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Bones found in Germany may be oldest of English royal family

LONDON (WKOW) -- Experts believe they have identified the remains of British Princess Eadgyth, which would make her the oldest member of the English royal family whose remains have survived.

Scientists tests on the bones are still pending at Bristol University in western England.

The bones were found in Magdeburg, Germany more than 1,000 years after Eadgyth was sent off to marry a Saxon duke.

Eadgyth was born at the beginning of the 10th century and her brother, King Athelstan is considered th first king to effectively rule all of England after kicking the Vikings out of York and routing the Scots and Irish in a massive battle around 937.

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