Talk:Edith of Wilton

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The Wrong Thing[edit]

To have an article which purports to be based on books by the likes of Karkov and Ridyard include this sort of stuff is worse than including it in an unreferenced article. It might lead our readers to think that this too is based reliable material when in fact it's anything but. Anyone who ever wanted a practical example of how adding "referenced" material to a bad article could make it into a worse one need look no further. Angus McLellan (Talk) 22:36, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Very well, but I'm not so sure. Agnes Dunbar wasn't Ridyard, and she may have been credulous but she must have had a source, good or bad, although I admit it isn't clear. The chances are it's Goscelin. And I'm afraid that is the way our unsophisticated ancestors used to carry on, so it doesn't strike me as incredible. Anyway, please leave it with me and I'll try to find a better source. Moonraker2 (talk) 00:58, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
Okay, I've done some work on it, and you're clearly right, firstly because Canute was a small child or else not born at all when Dunstan died, and secondly because Goscelin has a quite different story. Moonraker2 (talk) 02:04, 28 December 2009 (UTC)