Edmund II "Ironside" , King of England
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Edmund Ironside or Edmund II (; (fl. 993 – 30 November 1016) was King of the English from 23 April to 18 October 1016 and of Wessex from 23 April to 30 November 1016. His cognomen "Ironside" is not recorded until 1057, but may have been contemporary. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, it was given to him "because of his valour" in resisting the Danish invasion led by Cnut the Great. He fought five battles against the Danes, ending in defeat against Cnut on 18 October at the Battle of Assandun, after which they agreed to divide the kingdom, Edmund taking Wessex and Cnut the rest of the country. Edmund died shortly afterwards on 30 November, and Cnut became the king of all England.
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- ↑ EADMUND, son of ÆTHELRED II King of England & his first wife Ælflæd (-30 Nov 1016, bur Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 Eadmund "Ironside", in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.
Baldwin cites the following three sources for the death and burial.
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Earle, John (ed.), and Charles (ed.) Plummer. Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892), 1:153.
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 Thorpe, Benjamin. Florentii Wigorniensis. (London: Sumptibus Societatis, 1848), p. 179.
- ↑ William of Malmesbury, and Thomas Duffus Hardy (ed.). Gesta Regum Anglorum: atque Historia Novella. (London: Sumptibus Societatis, 1840), 1:303.