Edward (Wessex) Atheling

Edward (Wessex) Atheling

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King Edward Ætheling, The Exile Atheling formerly Wessex
Born in Wessex, Englandmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
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Biography

Edward was born about 1016. Edward Athling ... He passed away about 1057. [1]

Edward the Exile (Outlaw) (Atheling) fled the country and lived at the court of Hungary until recalled by his father's half-brother, Edward the Confessor. He was never crowned king, as he died in London immediately after his return in 1057, and was buried at St. Paul's Cathedral. While on the continent, he married Agatha of Hungary , daughter of Emperor Henry II. of Germany (Bruno of Germany). Edward was the founder of the House of Burgoyne.

"Edgar Atheling, or Prince Edgar, son of Edward Atheling, also called Edward the Outlaw, and grandson of Edmund Ironside, was probably born in Hungary, whither his father and uncle, then children, had been sent after the accession of Canute. He came to England with his father in 1057, but though he was rightful heir to the throne on the death of Edward the Confessor, his claims were passed over.

After the fall of Harold at the battle of Hastings, he was actually proclaimed king at London, and appears to have been recognized for some time as such; however, he was one of the first to profess submission to the Conqueror, whom in the next year he followed into Normandy.

In 1068 he was in Scotland, and his sister Margaret was married not long after to King Malcolm. He took part in the invasion of England and the storming of York Castle in 1069, and was induced on several occasions subsequently to make rash attempts of a similar kind, followed by formal reconciliation with William.

In 1086 he went to Italy, and is said to have joined the Norman bands there. In 1098 his nephew Edgar, with his aid, was raised to the Scottish throne. In the civil war between Henry I. and his brother Robert, duke of Normandy, Edgar joined the latter, and was captured by Henry at the battle of Tinchebrai in 1106. The year of his death is unknown."

Edward Atheling (1016-1057) son of Edmund II *Ironside*, King of the English and EaldgythBorn 1016 Died 1057 London. Married Agatha.

King Cnut had sent this aetheling away into Hungary to betray, but he there grew to be a great man, as God granted him and became him well, so that he won the emperor's relative for wife, and by her bred a fine family; she was called Agatha.

We do not know for what cause it was arranged that he might not see his relative King Edward. Alas! that was a cruel fate, and harmful to all this nation, that he so quickly ended his life after he came to England, to the misfortune of this wretched nation. "The Worcester Manuscript".


Note: ref: Wikipedia (http://www. wikipedia.org) (28 Feb 10) -
Edward the Exile.
Edward the Exile (1016 - February 1057), also called Edward Ætheling, House of Wessex, son of King Edmund Ironside and of Ealdgyth, gained the name of "Exile" from his life spent mostly far from the England of his forefathers. After the Danish conquest of England in 1016 Canute had him and his brother, Edmund, exiled to the Continent. Edward was only a few months old when he was brought to the court of Olof Skötkonung, (who was either Canute's half-brother or stepbrother), with instructions to have the child murdered. Instead, Edmund was secretly sent to Kiev, where Olof's daughter Ingigerd was the Queen, and then made his way to Hungary, probably in the retinue of Ingigerd's son-in-law, King András.
On hearing the news of his being alive, Edward the Confessor recalled him to England and made him his heir. Edward offered the last chance of an undisputed succession within the Saxon royal house. News of Edward's existence came at time when the old Anglo-Saxon Monarchy, restored after a long period of Danish domination, was heading for catastrophe. The Confessor, personally devout but politically weak, was unable to make an effective stand against the steady advance of the powerful and ambitious sons of Earl Godwin. From across the Channel William, Duke of Normandy also had an eye on the succession. Edward the Exile appeared at just the right time. Approved by both king and by the Witan, the Council of the Realm, he offered a way out of the impasse, a counter both to the Godwins and to William, and one with a legitimacy that could not be readily challenged.
Edward, who had been in the custody of Henry III, the Holy Roman Emperor, finally came back to England at the end of August 1057. But he died within two days of his arrival. The exact cause of Edward's death remains unclear, but he had many powerful enemies, and there is a strong possibility that he was murdered, although by whom it is not known with any certainty. It is known, though, that his access to the king was blocked soon after his arrival in England for some unexplained reason, at a time when the Godwins, in the person of Harold Godwinson, were once again in the ascendant. This turn of events left the throne of England to be disputed by Earl Harold and Duke William, ultimately leading to the Norman Conquest of England.
Edward's wife was a woman named Agatha, whose origins are disputed. Their children were Edgar Ætheling, Saint Margaret of Scotland and Cristina. Edgar was nominated as heir apparent, but was too young to count for much, and was eventually swept aside by Harold Godwinson.


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@N400@ NOTEEdward the Exile (1016 - Late August 1057), also called EdwardÆtheling, son of King Edmund Ironside and of Ealdgyth. After theDanish conquest of England in 1016 Canute had him and his brother,Edmund, exiled to the Continent. Edward was only a few months old whenhe was brought to the court of Olof Skötkonung, (who was eitherCanute's half-brother or stepbrother), with instructions to have thechild murdered. Instead, Edmund was secretly sent to Kiev, whereOlof's daughter Ingigerd was the Queen, and then made his way toHungary, probably in the retinue of Ingigerd's son-in-law, KingAndrás.
On hearing the news of his being alive, Edward the Confessor recalledhim to England and made him his heir. Edward offered the last chanceof an undisputed succession within the Saxon royal house. News ofEdward's existence came at time when the old Anglo-Saxon Monarchy,restored after a long period of Danish domination, was heading forcatastrophe. The Confessor, personally devout but politically weak,was unable to make an effective stand against the steady advance ofthe powerful and ambitious sons of Earl Godwin. From across theChannel William, Duke of Normandy also had an eye on the succession.Edward the Exile appeared at just the right time. Approved by bothking and by the Witan, the Council of the Realm, he offered a way outof the impasse, a counter both to the Godwins and to William, and onewith a legitimacy that could not be readily challenged.
Edward, who had been in the custody of Henry III, the Holy RomanEmperor, finally came back to England at the end of August 1057. Buthe died within two days of his arrival. The exact cause of Edward'sdeath remains unclear, but he had many powerful enemies, and there isa strong possibility that he was murdered, although by whom it is notknown with any certainty. It is known, though, that his access to theking was blocked soon after his arrival in England for someunexplained reason, at a time when the Godwins, in the person ofHarold Godwinson, were once again in the ascendant. This turn ofevents left the throne of England to be disputed by Earl Harold andDuke William, ultimately leading to the Norman Conquest of England.
Edward's wife was a woman named Agatha, whose origins are disputed.Their children were Edgar Ætheling, Saint Margaret of Scotland andCristina. Edgar was nominated as heir apparent, but was too young tocount for much, and was eventually swept aside by Harold Godwinson.




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  1. Entered by Alan MacLeod, Jun 7, 2011

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On November 3, 2011 Roger Wehr wrote:

Edward the Exile (1016 – Late August 1057), also called Edward Ætheling, son of King Edmund Ironside and of Ealdgyth. After the Danish conquest of England in 1016 Canute had him and his brother, Edmund, exiled to the Continent. Edward was only a few months old when he and his brother were brought to the court of Olof Skötkonung, (who was either Canute's half-brother or stepbrother), with instructions to have the children murdered. Instead, the two boys were secretly sent to Kiev, where Olof's daughter Ingigerd was the Queen. Later Edward made his way to Hungary, probably in the retinue of Ingigerd's son-in-law, András in 1046, whom he supported in his successful bid for the Hungarian throne.

On hearing the news of his being alive, Edward the Confessor recalled him to England in 1056 and made him his heir. Edward offered the last chance of an undisputed succession within the Saxon royal house. News of Edward's existence came at a time when the old Anglo-Saxon Monarchy, restored after a long period of Danish domination, was heading for catastrophe. The Confessor, personally devout but politically weak, was unable to make an effective stand against the steady advance of the powerful and ambitious sons of Godwin, Earl of Wessex. From across the Channel William, Duke of Normandy also had an eye on the succession. Edward the Exile appeared at just the right time. Approved by both king and by the Witan, the Council of the Realm, he offered a way out of the impasse, a counter both to the Godwins and to William, and one with a legitimacy that could not be readily challenged.

Edward, who had been in the custody of Henry III, the Holy Roman Emperor, finally came back to England at the end of August 1057. But he died within two days of his arrival. The exact cause of Edward's death remains unclear, but he had many powerful enemies, and there is a strong possibility that he was murdered, although by whom is not known with any certainty. It is known, though, that his access to the king was blocked soon after his arrival in England for some unexplained reason, at a time when the Godwins, in the person of Harold Godwinson, were once again in the ascendant. This turn of events left the throne of England to be disputed by Earl Harold and Duke William, ultimately leading to the Norman Conquest of England.

Edward's wife was a woman named Agatha, whose origins are disputed. Their children were Edgar Ætheling, Saint Margaret of Scotland and Cristina. Edgar was nominated as heir apparent, but was too young to count for much, and was eventually swept aside by Harold Godwinson. Edward's grandchild Edith of Scotland, also called Matilda, married King Henry I of England, continuing the Anglo-Saxon line into the post-Conquest English monarchy.





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