"Whom thou thinkest a nithing, O friend," answered the atheling.
Nor was this all: in London, there had already formed a cabal in favour of the atheling.
His espousal of the cause of Edgar the atheling led the Conqueror to regard him with suspicion.
Seomel was slain while valorously warding off blows from the atheling.
“It is from Edgar,” said Mrs. atheling, far too proud and pleased to keep her happiness to 135 herself.
She looked at them all, and then her gaze rested on the atheling.
Kate did not permit herself to speak, and Mrs. atheling had very prudently remained in her own home.
“And if she is beautiful, that will add to the difficulty,” said Mrs. atheling.
Gospatrick and the earls retreated to Durham; the atheling, more cautious, to Scotland.
“It gives men a lot of excuses,” said Mrs. atheling, with a sigh.
"member of a noble family," Old English æðling, from æðel "noble family," related to Old English æðele "noble," from Proto-Germanic *athala-, from PIE *at-al- "race, family," from *at(i)- "over, beyond, super" + *al- "to nourish." With suffix -ing "belonging to." A common Germanic word (cf. Old Saxon ediling, Old Frisian etheling, Old High German adaling).