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  • ID: I00421
  • Name: Edgar I "The Peaceful" King of ENGLAND 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 943 in Wessex, England 1 3
  • Death: 8 JUL 975 1 4
  • Event: Ruled 959-975 5
  • Note:
    Edgar (b. 943/44 - d. 8 July 975), king of the Mercians and Northumbrians from 957 who became king of the West Saxons, or Wessex, in 959 and is reckoned as king of all England from that year. He was efficient and tolerant of local customs, and his reign was peaceful. He was most important as a patron of the English monastic revival.

    The younger son of Edmund I, king of the English, Edgar was made king of the Mercians and Northumbrians in place of Eadwig, his brother, who was deposed. On Eadwig's death (1 Oct 959), Edgar succeeded to the West Saxon throne. His ecclesiastical policy was also that of the archbishop of Canterbury, St. Dunstan, who insisted on strict observance of the Benedictine Rule. The king supported Archbishop Oswald of York and Bishop Aethelwold of Winchester in founding abbeys. Edgar's laws were the first in England to prescribe penalties fro nonpayment of tithes and Peter's pence, the annual contribution made by Roman Catholics for support of the Holy See. [Encyclopaedia Britannica]




    Father: Edmund I "The Magnificent" King of ENGLAND b: 920 in Wessex, England
    Mother: St Alfgifu of ENGLAND b: 922 in Wessex, England

    Marriage 1 Aethelflaed b: ABT 945 in Wessex, England
    • Married: in 1st wife 5
    Children
    1. Has No Children Edward "The Martyr" King of ENGLAND b: ABT 963 in Wessex, England

    Marriage 2 Elfrida (Aelfthryth\Ealfthyth) ORDGARSDOTTIR b: 945 in Lydford Castle, Devon, England
    • Married: 965 in 2nd husband 2nd wife 1 6 3
    Children
    1. Has Children Aethelred II "The Unready" King of ENGLAND b: ABT 968 in Wessex, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 161-4
    2. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Edgar
    3. Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968
      Page: 21
    4. Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968
      Page: 21
      Text: 975
    5. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: United Kingdom, Sovereigns of Britain
    6. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 1-18
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