King Edmund "Ironside" of England

King Edmund "Ironside" of England

Male 989 - 1016  (27 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Edmund "Ironside" of England 
    Prefix King 
    Nickname Ironside 
    Born 989  Wessex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Nov 1016  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6484  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father King Æthelred II of England, "the Unready",   b. 968,   d. 23 Apr 1016, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Elfreda,   b. 968,   d. 1002  (Age 34 years) 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F2916  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aethelfleda,   b. Abt 995,   d. 1014  (Age ~ 19 years) 
    Married Aug 1015  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward "Atheling" of England,   b. 1016,   d. 1057, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     2. Alfreda of England,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F2910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Nov 1016 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Koning van Engeland 1016
      Edmund was King of England only for a few months. After the death of his father, Æthelred II, in April 1016, Edmund led the defense of the city of London against the invading Knut Sveinsson (Canute), and was proclaimed king by the Londoners. Meanwhile, the Witan (Council), meeting at Southampton, chose Canute as King. After a series of inconclusive military engagements, in which Edmund performed brilliantly and earned the nickname "Ironside", he defeated the Danish forces at Oxford, Kent, but was routed by Canute's forces at Ashingdon, Essex. A subsequent peace agreement was made, with Edmund controlling Wessex and Canute controlling Mercia and Northumbria. It was also agreed that whoever survived the other would take control of the whole realm. Unfortunately for Edmund, he died in November, 1016, transferring the Kingship of All England completely to Canute.


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