Person:Edmund I of England (1)

Edmund I _____, King of the English
b.Abt 922 England
m. 919
  1. Eadburh of Winchester - 960
  2. Eadgifu _____, of EnglandBet abt 921 & 923 -
  3. Edmund I _____, King of the EnglishAbt 922 - 946
  4. Eadred of EnglandAbt 924 - 955
m. Abt 940
  1. Eadwig of EnglandAbt 940 - 959
  2. Edgar the Peaceful _____, King of Wessex, Mercia & England IAbt 943 - 975
Facts and Events
Name[1] Edmund I _____, King of the English
Alt Name[4] King Eadmund I _____
Gender Male
Birth[4][8][9] Abt 922 EnglandHouse of Wessex
Title (nobility)[1] 27 Oct 939 King of the English
Marriage Abt 940 Not initially married
to Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury
Other? Bet 940 and 946 Reign
Alt Marriage Bef 943 Englandto Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury
Marriage to Æthelflæd _____, of Damerham, Queen of the English
Death[3][4][6][7] 26 May 946 Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, Englandassassinated
Burial[3][4][7] Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, England
Reference Number? Q190166?
  1. 1.0 1.1 Edmund I of England, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

    Edmund I or Eadmund I (920/921 – 26 May 946) was King of the English from 27 October 939 until his death on 26 May 946. He was the elder son of King Edward the Elder and his third wife, Queen Eadgifu, and a grandson of King Alfred the Great. After Edward died in 924, he was succeeded by his eldest son, Edmund's half-brother Æthelstan. Edmund was crowned after Æthelstan died childless in 939. He had two sons, Eadwig and Edgar, by his first wife Ælfgifu, and none by his second wife Æthelflæd. His sons were young children when he was killed in a brawl with an outlaw at Pucklechurch in Gloucestershire, and he was succeeded by his younger brother Eadred, who died in 955 and was followed by Edmund's sons in succession.

    Æthelstan had succeeded as the king of England south of the Humber and he became the first king of all England when he conquered Viking-ruled York in 927, but after his death Anlaf Guthfrithson was accepted as king of York and extended Viking rule to the Five Boroughs of north-east Mercia. Edmund was initially forced to accept the reverse, the first major setback for the West Saxon dynasty since Alfred's reign, but he was able to recover his position following Anlaf's death in 941. In 942 Edmund took back control of the Five Boroughs and in 944 he regained control over the whole of England when he expelled the Viking kings of York. Eadred had to deal with further revolts when he became king, and York was not finally conquered until 954. Æthelstan had achieved a dominant position over other British kings and Edmund maintained this, perhaps apart from Scotland. The north Welsh king Idwal Foel may have allied with the Vikings as he was killed by the English in 942. The British kingdom of Strathclyde may also have sided with the Vikings as Edmund ravaged it in 945 and then ceded it to Malcolm I of Scotland. Edmund also continued his brother's friendly relations with Continental rulers, several of whom were married to his half-sisters.

    Edmund inherited his brother's interests and leading advisers, such as Oda, whom he appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 941, Æthelstan Half-King, ealdorman of East Anglia, and Ælfheah the Bald, Bishop of Winchester. Government at the local level was mainly carried on by ealdormen, and Edmund made substantial changes in personnel during his reign, with a move from Æthelstan's main reliance on West Saxons to a greater prominence of men with Mercian connections. Unlike the close relatives of previous kings, his mother and brother attested many of Edmund's charters, suggesting a high degree of family cooperation. Edmund was also an active legislator, and three of his codes survive. Provisions include ones which attempt to regulate feuds and emphasise the sanctity of the royal person.

    The major religious movement of the tenth century, the English Benedictine Reform, reached its peak under Edgar, but Edmund's reign was important in its early stages. He appointed Dunstan abbot of Glastonbury, where he was joined by Æthelwold. They were to be two of the leaders of the reform and they made the abbey the first important centre for disseminating it. Unlike the circle of his son Edgar, Edmund did not take the view that Benedictine monasticism was the only worthwhile religious life, and he also patronised unreformed (non-Benedictine) establishments.

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  2.   Mike Ashley, (i)British Kings & Queens: A Complete Biographical Encyclopedia of the Kings & Queens of Great Britain(/i) (New York, NY: Barnes.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eadmund I, King of England, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Eadmund I, in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.
  5.   Edmund 14 (Male), in The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England.
  6. Earle, John (ed.), and Charles (ed.) Plummer. Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892)
    pp. 64-65.

    MS A, under the year 946: "Her Eadmund cyning forðferde ón Scs: Agustinus mæssedæge. & he hæfde rice seofoþe healf gear;"

    MS D, under the year 946:"Her Eadmund cyning forðferde ón Scs: Agustinus mæssedæge þ: wæs wide cuð. hu he his dagas geendode. þ: Liofa hine ofstang æt Puclancyrcan."

    MS E has his assassination in 948.

  7. 7.0 7.1 Thorpe, Benjamin. Florentii Wigorniensis. (London: Sumptibus Societatis, 1848)
    p. 134.

    Under the year A.D. 946: "Magnificus rex Anglorum Eadmundus, die festivitatis S. Augustini, Anglorum doctoris [26 Maii], dum in regia villa, quæ Anglice Pucelecirce dicitur, suum dapiferum e manibus pessimi cleptoris Leovæ, ne occideretur, vellet eripere, quinque annis septemque mensibus regni sui peractis, indictione IV., septimo kal. Junii [26 Maii], feria III., ab eodem interficitur, et Glæstoniam delatus, a B. Dunstano abbate sepelitur."

  8. Thorpe, Benjamin. Florentii Wigorniensis. (London: Sumptibus Societatis, 1848)
    p. 133.

    States that Edmund was in his 18th year at his succession in 940.

  9. Earle, John (ed.), and Charles (ed.) Plummer. Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892)
    pp. 62-63.

    MS A states that Eadmund was 18 at his succession in 941 (Baldwin states that this was originally 940).