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Ædwig "the Fair", King of England

Male Abt 942 - 959  (~ 17 years)


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  • Name Ædwig  
    Born Abt 942  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    History In 955, he was crowned King of England. He was only about 14 or 15 when he came to the throne, and a choice scandal soon developed. Ædwig left the coronation celebration with Æthelgifu and her daughter Ælfgifu for a private celebration in a bedroom. Both mother and daughter were trying to entice the teenage king into marriage. Abbot Dunstan and Bishop Cynesige found Ædwig "with his crown thrown aside, in the company of the two ladies." After a violent scene, Abbot Dunstan hauled Ædwig, crowned, back to the official feast. Æthelgifu, who was behind the seduction, never forgave Abbot Dunstan and was largely responsible for depriving him of his property and compelling him to leave the country. Ædwig married to Ælfgifu and her mother Æthelgifu appears to have stayed on as a mistress. Everyone was duly shocked and appalled.  [1
    Married Ælfgifu, the daughter of Æthelgif.  [1
    Reign From 955 to 959 
    Died 1 Oct 959  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I22413 
    Last Modified 1 May 2020 

    Father Edmund "the Magnificent", King of England ,   b. Abt 922,   d. 26 May 946, Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Mother Saint Ælfgifu,   d. 944, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 942 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Oct 959 - England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S65] Sewell, Robert James. Sewell: A History of the Sewell Family from the Earliest Times, (unknown: manuscript, March 2008), Secondary Source.