Categories: Uncertain Existence.
Brubaker & Smith (2004), and Cawley (2006), call the existence of Blithildis into question. She may be a late-8th century (or after) fabriction by the Carolingians to claim Merovingian descent. Settipani, however, believes some primary sources suggest that reconstructions of Ansbert's family may, *in part*, be based on historical fact. But this in itself, does not resolve the identity of any spouse. Brubaker & Smith (2004), further state that no 7th century document names a Merovingian princess by the name of Blithildis.
Some fanciful reconstructions of her parents are:
Brubaker, L. & Smith, J.M.H. (2004). "Pippinid wives." Gender in the Early Medieval World: East and West, 300-900. Cambridge University Press. eBook. Citing:
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On 24 Mar 2014 at 15:47 GMT Bob Fields wrote:
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