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House of Wessex - King Edmund
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Name: King Edmund
Father: Edward the Elder
Ascended to the throne: October 27, 940
Crowned: November 29, 940 at Kingston-upon-Thames, aged c.18
Married (2): Ethelfleda
Children: 2 sons Edwy and Edgar
Died: May 26, 946 at Pucklechurch near Bath (murdered)
Buried at: Glastonbury
King of England 939–46. The son of Edward the Elder, he succeeded his half-brother, Athelstan, as king in 939. He succeeded in regaining control of Mercia, which on his accession had fallen to the Norse inhabitants of Northumbria, and of the Five Boroughs, an independent confederation within the Danelaw. He then moved on to subdue the Norsemen in Cumbria and finally extended his rule as far as southern Scotland. As well as uniting England, he bolstered his authority by allowing St Dunstan to reform the Benedictine order. He was killed in 946 at Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, by an outlawed robber.
Edmund becomes King. Scandinavian forces from Northumbria overrun the East Midlands.
Edmund re-establishes control over Northumbria and rules a united England.
Edmund extends his rule into southern Scotland,
Dunstan becomes abbot of Glastonbury Abbey
Edmund conquers Strathclyde, but Cumbria is annexed by the Scots.
Edmund murdered at a party in Pucklechurch
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