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House of Wessex - King Edward The Martyr


Name: King Edward The Martyr
Father: Edgar
Mother: Ethelfleda
Born: c.963
Ascended to the throne: July 8, 975
Crowned: 975 at Kingston-upon-Thames, aged c.13
Married: Unmarried
Children: None
Died: March 18, 978 at Corfe Castle (murdered)
Buried at: Wareham reburied Shaftesbury

Elder son of King Edgar, he succeeded to the throne as a boy of 12, and in so doing, aroused rival claims to the throne from his even younger half-brother, Aethelred II, the Unready. He was murdered by members of Aethelred's house

Timeline for King Edward The Martyr

YearEvent
975 13 year old Edward succeeds to the throne
978 Edward the Martyr murdered at Corfe Castle