King Edgar of England, "the Peaceable"

King Edgar of England, "the Peaceable"

Male 942 - 975  (33 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and more than 250 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Edgar of England 
    Prefix King 
    Suffix "the Peaceable" 
    Born 942 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jul 975  Wessex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6494  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father King Edmund I "the Magnifice of England,   b. 923,   d. 26 May 946, Puckle church Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Mother St. Elgiva,   d. 944 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F2924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ælfthryth of Wessex,   b. 945,   d. 1000, Wherwell Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 965 
    Children 
     1. King St Edward "the Martyr" of England,   b. Abt 963,   d. 978  (Age ~ 15 years)
     2. Edmund of England,   b. 966,   d. 970  (Age 4 years)
     3. 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)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F2919  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 973 te Bath gekroond; koning van Engeland 959-975.
      Made King of Mercia and Northumbria in 957, and succeed to the throne of Wessex at his brother, Eadwig's, death in 959. With this, Edgar was King of Mercia, Northumbria and Wessex (the three most powerful kingdoms in England, at that time), simultaneously, and could be considered to be the first ruler of a united England. Some of his predecessors were Kings of All England by virtue of being King of Wessex and, at the same time, enjoying a temporary military ascendancy over the other kingdoms.
      He was formally crowned in 973 and received the ceremonial submission of all the other kings in Britain. He wisely recalled (St.) Dunstan from exile and made him Archbishop of Canterbury and his closest personal advisor. His reign was prosperous and peaceful and he is generally credited with the revival of the English church.


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