Edward the Martyr

Edward the Martyr

b: ABT 963
d: 18 MAR 978
From the Encyclopaedia Britannica:

b. c. 963
d. March 18, 978, Corfe, Eng.; feast day March 18
byname SAINT EDWARD THE MARTYR King of England from 975 to 978. His reign was marked by a reaction against the promonastic 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 visiting 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.
Biography
From the Encyclopaedia Britannica:

b. c. 963
d. March 18, 978, Corfe, Eng.; feast day March 18
byname SAINT EDWARD THE MARTYR King of England from 975 to 978. His reign was marked by a reaction against the promonastic 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 visiting 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.
Facts
  • ABT 963 - Birth -
  • 18 MAR 978 - Death - ; Corfe, Dorset, when visiting his half-brother Ethelred
  • BET 975 AND 978 - Fact -
Ancestors
   
Edmund
921 - 26 MAY 946
 
 
Edgar King
ABT 943 - 8 JUL 975
  
  
  
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Edward the Martyr
ABT 963 - 18 MAR 978
  
 
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Edgar King
BirthABT 943
Death8 JUL 975
Marriageto ?
FatherEdmund
Mother?
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MAthelread II
BirthABT 968
Death23 APR 1016London
Marriageto Aelfgifu Queen
Marriage1002to Emma
MEdward the Martyr
BirthABT 963
Death18 MAR 978Corfe, Dorset, when visiting his half-brother Ethelred
Evidence
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