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Eadwig

Eadwig spelled Edwy, sometimes called the All-Fair, was King of England from 955 until his premature death. The elder son of Edmund I and Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury, Eadwig became king in 955 aged 15 following the death of his uncle Eadred. Eadwig's short reign was tarnished by disputes with nobles and men of the church, including Archbishops Dunstan and Oda, he died in 959. He was buried in the capital Winchester, his brother Edgar. According to the earliest life of St Dunstan, written around the year 1000, Eadwig left the banquet which followed his coronation in Kingston upon Thames, was found cavorting with a noblewoman named Æthelgifu and her daughter. Dunstan dragged him back to the banquet, earning the enmity of Eadwig and the two women, at Æthelgifu's instigation Dunstan was deprived of his abbacy of Glastonbury and forced into exile; the contemporary record of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle reports Eadwig's accession and Dunstan fleeing England, but does not explain why Dunstan fled. Thus this report of a feud between Eadwig and Dunstan could either have been based on a true incident of a political quarrel for power between a young king and powerful church officials who wished to control the king and who spread this legend to blacken his reputation, or it could be mere folklore.

The account of the quarrel with Dunstan and Cynesige, bishop of Lichfield at the coronation feast is recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and in the chronicle of John of Worcester and was written by monks supportive of Dunstan's position. The "cavorting" in question consisted of Eadwig being away from the feast with Ælfgifu and her mother Æthelgifu, he married Ælfgifu, who seems to have been the sister of Æthelweard the Chronicler. Æthelweard describes himself as the "grandson's grandson" of King Æthelred I. Eadwig was the son of King Edmund the Magnificent, grandson of King Edward the Elder, great-grandson of King Alfred the Great, therefore great-great-nephew of King Æthelred I. Eadwig and Ælfgifu were therefore third cousins once removed; the annulment of the marriage of Eadwig and Ælfgifu is unusual in that it was against their will politically motivated by the supporters of Dunstan. The Church at the time regarded any union within seven degrees of consanguinity as incestuous. At the time, "degree" was reached by counting up to the common ancestor: a second cousin would have been related within the third degree.

Dunstan, whilst in exile, became influenced by the Benedictines of Flanders. A pro-Dunstan, pro-Benedictine party began to form around Athelstan Half-King's domain of East Anglia and supporting Eadwig's younger brother Edgar. Frustrated by the king's impositions and supported by Archbishop Oda of Canterbury, the Thanes of Mercia and Northumbria switched their allegiance to Eadwig's brother Edgar. In 957, rather than see the country descend into civil war, the nobles agreed to divide the kingdom along the Thames, with Eadwig keeping Wessex and Kent in the south and Edgar ruling in the north. Eadwig was buried in the New Minster, Winchester, he was succeeded by his brother Edgar. Eadwig is known for his remarkable generosity in giving away land. In 956 alone, his sixty odd gifts of land make up around 5% of all genuine Anglo-Saxon charters. No known ruler in Europe matched that yearly total before the twelfth century, his cessions are plausibly attributed to political insecurity; the history of Eadwig's reign caught the British imagination in the 18th century, was represented in paintings and drama, in particular, by numerous works to 1850.

Artists who tackled the subjects it suggested included William Bromley, William Hamilton, William Dyce, Richard Dadd, Thomas Roods. Literary works were written by Thomas Sedgwick Whalley, Thomas Warwick, Frances Burney, who wrote a play entitled Edwy and Elgiva. House of Wessex family tree Eadwig 4 at Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England

Candice Huffine

Candice Huffine is a plus size fashion model represented by IMG Models. A former teenage beauty queen, she signed her first modeling commercial contract in 2000 and has since crossed over from the commercial world into high fashion. Huffine was born in Washington, D. C. and raised in suburban Maryland. As a plus-size model Huffine has become known for reducing barriers in the fashion industry, her A-list work includes being featured in publications such as CR Fashion Book, Italian Vogue, Vogue, W, V Magazine, i-D and Glamour. She has worked with top industry names such as Mert and Marcus and Steven Meisel as well as Carine Roitfeld. In 2015 she became the first plus-size woman to be featured in the Pirelli Calendar and it 2016 she gained international attention for Lane Bryant's #ImNoAngel campaign, she has appeared in multiple New York Fashion Week's including 2017 Fall/Winter walking the runway for noted designers such as Prabal Gurung, Sophie Theallet and Christian Siriano. In 2016 Huffine founded Project Start, a collaborative initiative with Women's Running Magazine to encourage and inspire women to begin their running journey.

She married Matt Powers in October 2011 in New York. The couple live in Brooklyn with their dog Jerry Brows. "Candice Huffine: The Plus-Size Model Who Is the Ultimate Muse Among Fashion's Skinny Set". Yahoo. November 20, 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2017. Rinkunas, Susan. "There's No One Type of Runner's Body". New York. Retrieved February 17, 2017. Fitness. "Model Candice Huffine Wants You To Know Running Is For Women Of Every Size". Self. Retrieved February 17, 2017. Kirkpatrick, Emily. "Ashley Graham, Candice Huffine and More Curvy Models Break NYFW Boundaries by Walking in Traditionally'Straight Size' Shows". People. Retrieved February 17, 2017. Parks, Chanel. "Here's What You Need To Know About The Pirelli Calendar's First Plus-Size Model". The Huffington Post. Retrieved February 17, 2017. "This model's career skyrocketed after she broke the biggest rule in fashion". The Independent. April 9, 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2017

Elite Entertainment

Elite Entertainment was an American home media distribution company, founded by Vincent Bancalari and Don May, Jr. in 1993. The company specialized in LaserDisc and DVD releases of horror, science fiction, cult films, many of which were public domain titles, their first release was George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, which they distributed on LaserDisc in 1994. Elite Entertainment formed between Vincent Bancalari and Don May, Jr. in April 1993. Both were working in the video distribution industry, in conversation lamented the poor transfer of a recent home video release of Night of the Living Dead. In January 1994, they managed to secure a distribution rights deal with the filmmakers, subsequently crafted a series of special features for the release, including audio commentaries recorded in the ensuing months. Elite Entertainment released Night of the Living Dead on LaserDisc in November 1994 in a 2-disc set; the company continued to release a series of cult horror films on LaserDisc throughout the 1990s, including The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, A Nightmare on Elm Street, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, God Told Me To, Invaders from Mars, I Spit on Your Grave, among others.

Several unrealized releases included Eaten Alive, as well as a LaserDisc double feature of The Boogeyman and The Devonsville Terror due for a December 1998 release. In the late-1990s, the company transitioned to releasing titles on DVD, including re-releases of several titles they released on LaserDisc, including I Spit on Your Grave in 2002. In 2000, the company released The House on Sorority Row for the first time on DVD. By 2000, the company had a total of 15 DVD releases in their catalogue one-third of which were public domain titles. Note: Films listed in order of first release by Elite Entertainment. May, Don. "Night of the Living Disc". Video Watchdog. No. 38. Cincinnati, Ohio: Tim & Donna Lucas. P. 24. ISSN 1070-9991