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Edgar "the Peaceful", King of England

Male 943 - 975  (32 years)


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  • Name Edgar  
    Born 943  Kingdom of Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    History
    • In 959, he became the King of England. [see picture below] [1, 2]
    • 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  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Buried Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Siblings 2 Siblings 
    Person ID I2839  | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2021 

    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  [5
    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)  [1
    Married 965  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Age at Marriage He was 22 years - She was 20 years 
    Children 2 children 
    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]
     
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F4255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 943 - Kingdom of 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. [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).
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    2. [S1851] Wolf, Armin. "Who was Agatha, the Ancestress of Scottish and English Kings?", (Vowchurch, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2011).

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

    4. [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).

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