Edmund

Edmund

b: 921
d: 26 MAY 946
From the Encyclopaedia Britannica:

b. 921
d. May 26, 946, Pucklechurch, Eng.
byname EDMUND THE DEED-DOER, Latin EDMUNDUS MAGNIFICUS Edmund King of the English (939-946), who recaptured areas of northern England that had been occupied by the Vikings.
He was the son of the West Saxon king Edward the Elder (reigned 899-924) and the half brother of King Athelstan (reigned 924-939), under whom the political unification of England had been accomplished. On Athelstan's death (939), Olaf Guthfrithson, the Norse king of Dublin, occupied Northumbria and raided the Midlands.

Edmund recovered the Midlands after Olaf died in 942, and in 944 he regained Northumbria, driving out the Norse kings Olaf Sihtricson and Raegnald. He captured Strathclyde in 945 and entrusted it to Malcolm I, King of Scots, in return for a promise of military support. Thus, Edmund inaugurated a policy of establishing a secure frontier and peaceful relations with Scotland. In addition, his reign marks the beginning of the 10th-century monastic revival in England. The king was killed in his palace by an exiled robber and was succeeded by his brother, Eadred (reigned 946-955); Edmund's sons eventually acceded to power as kings Eadwig (reigned 957-959) and Edgar (reigned 959-975).
Biography
From the Encyclopaedia Britannica:

b. 921
d. May 26, 946, Pucklechurch, Eng.
byname EDMUND THE DEED-DOER, Latin EDMUNDUS MAGNIFICUS Edmund King of the English (939-946), who recaptured areas of northern England that had been occupied by the Vikings.
He was the son of the West Saxon king Edward the Elder (reigned 899-924) and the half brother of King Athelstan (reigned 924-939), under whom the political unification of England had been accomplished. On Athelstan's death (939), Olaf Guthfrithson, the Norse king of Dublin, occupied Northumbria and raided the Midlands.

Edmund recovered the Midlands after Olaf died in 942, and in 944 he regained Northumbria, driving out the Norse kings Olaf Sihtricson and Raegnald. He captured Strathclyde in 945 and entrusted it to Malcolm I, King of Scots, in return for a promise of military support. Thus, Edmund inaugurated a policy of establishing a secure frontier and peaceful relations with Scotland. In addition, his reign marks the beginning of the 10th-century monastic revival in England. The king was killed in his palace by an exiled robber and was succeeded by his brother, Eadred (reigned 946-955); Edmund's sons eventually acceded to power as kings Eadwig (reigned 957-959) and Edgar (reigned 959-975).
Facts
  • 921 - Birth -
  • 26 MAY 946 - Death - ; Pucklechurch, England
  • BET 940 AND 946 - Fact -
Ancestors
   
 
 
Edward the Elder King
874 - 17 JUL 924
  
  
  
 
Edmund
921 - 26 MAY 946
  
 
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Edward the Elder King
Birth874
Death17 JUL 924 Farndon on Dee, England
Marriage(Ælfflæd)to ?
FatherAlfred the Great King
MotherEalhswith
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MEdmund
Birth921
Death26 MAY 946Pucklechurch, England
Marriageto ?
MAthelstan
Birth
Death27 OCT 939
FEdith of England
Birth910Wessex
Death946Magdeburg
Marriageto Otto, Holy Roman Emperor
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Edmund
Birth921
Death26 MAY 946 Pucklechurch, England
Marriageto ?
FatherEdward the Elder King
Mother?
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MEdgar King
BirthABT 943
Death8 JUL 975
Marriageto ?
Evidence
[S22114] 'Encyclopaedia Britannica'
Descendancy Chart
Edmund b: 921 d: 26 MAY 946
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Edgar King b: ABT 943 d: 8 JUL 975
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Athelread II b: ABT 968 d: 23 APR 1016
Edmund II King b: ABT 993 d: 30 NOV 1016
Emma
Goda b: ABT 1011
Ralph de Maunt d: 21 DEC 1057
Goda
Maud
John de Sudely d: 1165
William de Tracy , Sir b: ABT 1143
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Ralph de Sudely b: 1142
Otwell de Sudely d: ABT 1195
Edward King b: 1003 d: 5 JAN 1066
Edith d: 1075
Alfred d: 1036
Edward the Martyr b: ABT 963 d: 18 MAR 978