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Edward Wessex (abt. 0962 - 0978)

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St Edward (Edward the Martyr) "The Martyr" Wessex aka King of the English
Born about in Wessex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Corfe Castle, Dorset, Englandmap
Profile last modified 18 Feb 2019 | Created 3 Aug 2013
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The House of Wessex crest.
Edward the Martyr Wessex is a member of the House of Wessex.
Preceded by
Edgar "the Peaceable"
King of the English
8 July 975 – 18 March 978
Succeeded by
Æthelred II "the Unready"
British Aristocracy
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St. Edward The Martyr

c.962: Born.[1] [2]
975: Crowned.[3]
18 March 978: Murdered. Corfe Castle. Dorset[3][1]
980: Reburied: Shaftesbury Abbey[1]
Declared saint and martyr by Althelred.[3]
Saint calendar day: 18 March[4]

Early Life

Father: Edgar the Peacable[3]
Mother: Unknown[1][5]


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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
    Wikipedia: Edward the Martyr
  2. Cyril Hart, ‘Edward [St Edward; called Edward the Martyr] (c.962–978)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2007 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/8515, accessed 1 June 2017
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3
    Ashley, Mike (2008). A Brief History of British Kings and Queens. pp. 35-38. Philadelphia, PA: Running Press Book Publishers. Print.
  4. Catholic Encyclopedia
  5. Wikipedia: Edward may have been illegitimate.

Edited for Jan 2014 Style Standards. Gedcoms in Changes.


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On 27 Oct 2014 at 01:17 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

I reattached Edward's mother Æthelflæ (UNKNOWN) Hertford after she was removed in error, however, after researching. I find the sources seem to agree that Edward's mother is unknown. Is there any objection to disconnecting her?

On 27 Oct 2014 at 00:08 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

The parents were both deleted during a merge. I added both back, but then I noticed that the Bio says his mother is unknown. Should Æthelflæ (UNKNOWN) Hertford be deleted?

On 26 Oct 2014 at 19:36 GMT Bree Ogle wrote:

No problem. Changes to the rescue:)

On 26 Oct 2014 at 16:33 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

I replaced the biography ( from the change log ) that was eliminated by a merge. Please inspect to see if everything was replaced properly. Thanks .

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