Person:Edmund I of England (1)

     
Edmund I of England
b.Abt 922
m. 919
  1. Eadburh of Winchester - 960
  2. Eadgifu _____, of EnglandAbt 921 & 923 -
  3. Edmund I of EnglandAbt 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 Edmund I of England
Alt Name[4] Eadmund I _____
Gender Male
Birth[4][8][9] Abt 922 House 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
Death[3][4][6][7] 26 May 946 Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, Englandassassinated
Burial[3][4][7] Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset, England
Reference Number? Q190166?


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Edmund I (pronounced ; 921 – 26 May 946) was King of the English from 939 until his death. His epithets include the Elder, the Deed-doer, the Just, and the Magnificent.

Edmund was the son of Edward the Elder and his third wife Eadgifu of Kent, and a grandson of Alfred the Great. His father died when he was young, and was succeeded by his oldest son Æthelstan. Edmund came to the throne upon the death of his half-brother in 939, apparently with little opposition. His reign was marked by almost constant warfare, including conquests or reconquests of the Midlands, Northumbria, and Strathclyde (the last of which was ceded to Malcolm I of Scotland). Edmund was assassinated after six-and-a-half years as king, while attending Mass in Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire. He was initially succeeded by his brother Eadred, but his two sons – Eadwig and Edgar the Peaceful – both later came to the throne.

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References
  1. Edmund I of England, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  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).