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Edward the Elder King of England [3872]
(0869-0924)
Eadgifu (Edgiva) [5187]
(Bef 0905-0968)
Edmund I the Elder King of England [5182]
(0921-0946)
AElfgifu (St.) [5183]
(-Abt 0944)

Edgar the Peaceful King of England [5171]
(0944-0975)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. AEthelflaeda the Fair [5176]

2. Wulfryth (St) Abbess of Wilton [5174]
3. Aelfthryth (Elfrida) [5172]

Edgar the Peaceful King of England [5171] 24

  • Born: 944
  • Marriage (1): AEthelflaeda the Fair [5176] about 961
  • Marriage (2): Wulfryth (St) Abbess of Wilton [5174]
  • Marriage (3): Aelfthryth (Elfrida) [5172] in 964
  • Died: 8 Jul 975, Winchester, England at age 31
  • Buried: Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset
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bullet  General Notes:

Acceded: 11 MAY 973, Bath Abbey

Reigned 959-975. The first King of a united England. He allowed his Danish
subjects to retain Danish laws. Edgar promoted a monastic revival and
encouraged trade by reforming the currency. He improved defence by organis ing
coastal naval patrols and a system for manning warships.
Although he suceeded on 1st October 959, he was not crowned until 973 beca use
St Dunstan, the Archbishop of Canterbury, disaproved of his way of life.

http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedlkup.php/n=royal?royal01779

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Acceded, 11 May 973, Bath Abbey, Bath, Somerset, England.


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Edgar married AEthelflaeda the Fair [5176] [MRIN: 1611], daughter of Ealdorman Ordmaer [10994] and Ealda [10995], about 961. (AEthelflaeda the Fair [5176] died in 965 and was buried in Wilton Abbey, Wiltshire.)


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Edgar next married Wulfryth (St) Abbess of Wilton [5174] [MRIN: 1610]. (Wulfryth (St) Abbess of Wilton [5174] was born about 945 and died in 1000.)


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Edgar next married Aelfthryth (Elfrida) [5172] [MRIN: 1609], daughter of Ordgar of Devon Ealdorman of Devon [5181] and Unknown, in 964. (Aelfthryth (Elfrida) [5172] was born about 945, died on 17 Nov 1002 in Wherwell Abbey, Hampshire and was buried in Wherwell Abbey, Hampshire.)




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