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  • ID: I23879
  • Name: Edward "The Martyr" King of ENGLAND 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 963 in Wessex, England 2
  • Death: 18 MAR 977/78 in Corfe, Taunton, Somerset, England (murdered) 3
  • Event: Ruled 975-978 2
  • Note: Edward, byname SAINT EDWARD THE MARTYR (b. c 963 - d. 18 Mar 978, Corfe, England; feast day March 18), king of England from 975 to 978. His reign was marked by a reaction against the pro-monastic policies of his father and predecessor, King Edgar (reigned 959-975). Upon Edgar's death a faction sought to win the throne for his younger son, Ethelred, but Edward was quickly elected king. He evidently played little part in the antimonastic reaction, which was led by Aelfhere, Ealdorman of Mercia. Edward was assassinated while visitng Ethelred in Corfe. Although Ethelred succeeded to the throne, it is not known whether he had a hand in the murder of his brother. Edward was widely mourned; his remains were said to produce miracles, and he was declared a martyr in 1001. [Encyclopaedia Britannica]



    Father: Edgar I "The Peaceful" King of ENGLAND b: 943 in Wessex, England
    Mother: Aethelflaed b: ABT 945 in Wessex, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Edward, The Martyr
    2. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: United Kingdom, Sovereigns of Britain
    3. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Edward ,The Martyr
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