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Edmund II King of England, "Ironside"

Edmund II King of England, "Ironside"

Male 996 - 1016  (20 years)

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  • Name Edmund II King of England 
    Suffix "Ironside" 
    Born 996  Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Nov 1016  assasinated in, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptized (LDS) 21 May 1927 
    Endowed (LDS) 30 Aug 1928 
    Buried Glastonbury, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • !Colonial and Revolutionary Lineages of America (973 D2ah) Vol. 2 Saxon King of the English (1016). In 1015 Eadmund desired to marry Ealdgyth, the widow of a
      Danish Earl named Sigeferth. His father did not want him to make this marriage with a Danish woman, but Eadmund married Ealdgyth none-the-less. This angered Cnut, a Danish leader, and he made war on Eadmund. This war between Cnut and Eadmund lasted over a year until the latter's death. Some authorities state that Eadmund was slain by Cnut's men, while others claim that he died a natural death. Edmund was chosen king by the people of London, but Canute II, King of Denmark, who was leading an invasion of England, secured the support of the council (witenagemot) at Southampton and of Edric (d. 1017), Ethelred's son-in-law. Edmund met the Danes in battle, winning several engagements and relieving Canute's siege of London. He was defeated at Assandun (now Ashington), however, through the treachery of Edric, who had pretended to desert Canute. A truce was arranged between Canute and Edmund; Edmund was permitted to rule the south of England until his death later in the year, when it reverted to Canute.
      This individual has the following other parents in the Ancestral File:
      II /KING OF ENGLAND/ (AFN:GS4H-LP) and Alfgifu Or A // (AFN:GS4H-MV)
    Person ID I4408  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 5 Oct 1999 

    Father Ethelred II King of England, [The Unready],   b. 969, Of Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1016, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Alfgifu (Aelflaed) GUNNARSSON, [Queen/England],   b. Abt 968, Of Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 985  Of Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed P (LDS) 9 Jun 1933 
    Family ID F1862  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eldgyth (Algitha), Queen of England,   b. Abt 986/995, Of Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Aug 1015  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 9 Jun 1933 
    Children 
     1. Edmund Prince of England,   b. Abt 1016, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Edward Prince of England, [Atheling],   b. Abt 1016, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1057, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
    Family ID F1953  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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