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Edgar "the Peaceful", King of England

Male 943 - 975  (32 years)


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  • Name Edgar  
    Born 943  Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6
    History
    • In 959, he became the King of England. [see picture below] [2, 3]
    • Edgar allowed his Danish subjects to retain Danish laws, he promoted a monastic revival and he encouraged trade by reforming the currency. He improved defense by organizing coastal naval patrols and a system for manning warships.
    • He had a liaison with St. Wulfryth, Abbess of Wilton (circa 945 - 1000) from which they had a daughter, St. Eadgyth, Abbess of Barking, (962 - 984)
    Reign From 959 to 975 
    Died 8 Jul 975  Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6
    Buried Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I2839  | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    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

    Family 1 Æthelfæda the Fair 
    Married 961  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age at Marriage He was 18 years - She was ?? 
    Children 
     1. Saint Edward "the Martyr", King of England ,   b. 962/63,   d. 18 Mar 978, Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ælfthryth,   b. 945, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1000, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [2
    Married 965  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Age at Marriage He was 22 years - She was 20 years 
    Children 
     1. Edmund,   b. 965, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 970, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    +2. Æthelred II "the Unrede", King of England,   b. 968, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1016, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F2228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Saint Wulfryth, Abbess of Wilton  
    Married Type: They were not married 
    Children 
     1. Saint Eadgyth, Abbess of Barking [Natural,Natural]
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 943 - Wessex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 961 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 965 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jul 975 - Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Somersetshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Edgar the Peaceful
    Edgar the Peaceful
    Following his coronation, Edgar was rowed from Chester to the Minster of St. John by eight tributary princes.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2002] ------------- Secondary Sources -------------.

    2. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982), Secondary Source.
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    3. [S1851] Wolf, Armin. "Who was Agatha, the Ancestress of Scottish and English Kings?", (Vowchurch, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2011), Secondary Source.

    4. [S2000] ------------- Sources Below not Reviewed -------------.

    5. [S60] Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa Fourth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002), Secondary Source.

    6. [S65] Sewell, Robert James. Sewell: A History of the Sewell Family from the Earliest Times, (unknown: manuscript, March 2008), Secondary Source.