Edmund I 'the Magnificent' KING OF ENGLAND

Male Abt 922 - 946


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  • Name  Edmund I 'the Magnificent' KING OF ENGLAND  [1
    Born  Abt 922  Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  26 May 946  Pucklechurch, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5780  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2013 

    Father  Edward I 'the Elder' KING OF ENGLAND,   b. Abt 870, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 924, Farndon-on-Dee, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Eadgifu OF ENGLAND,   b. Abt 890, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 968 
    Married  919 
    Family ID  F25201  Group Sheet

    Family  Aelfgifu 'the Fairies Gift' OF ENGLAND,   b. Abt 924, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 944, Shaftesbury Abbey, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edwy "the Fair" KING OF ENGLAND,   b. Abt 939,   d. 1 Oct 959, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Edgar 'the Peaceable' KING OF ENGLAND,   b. Abt 944, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 975, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F25200  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Edmund I., the Magnificent. was born in 922, the twelfth of his father's fifteen children. The first of the six Boy Kings, he reigned from 939 to 946. He had to meet a general uprising of the Danes of Mercia as well as those of the North. In te suppression of this he showed himself to be a great statesman as well as a great warrior. Little is definitely known about the policy of the Scots at this time but it appears that they joined the English whenever they were afraid of the Danes, and joined the Danes whenever they were afraid of the English. Edmund made it to be the interest of the Scottish King permanently to join the English. The southern part of the kingdom of Strathclyde had for some time been under the English Kings. In 945 Edmund took the remainder, but gave it to Malcolm on condition that he should be his fellow worker by sea and land. The king of the Scots thus entered into a position of dependent alliance towards Edmund. A great step was thus taken; the dominant powers in the island were to be English and Scots, not English and Danes. Edmund thought it worth while to conciliate the Scottish Celts rather than to endeavor to conquer them. The result of Edmund's statesmanship was soon seen, but he did not live to gather its fruits. On May 26, 946 an outlaw named Lief, who had taken his seat at a banquet in his hall, slew him as Edmund was attempting to drag him out by his hair. He was succeeded by his brother Edred. He married Princess Elgiva (Aelfgifu)., known as the "Fairies Gift,." who died in 944.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18796] The Paternal Ancestry of Homer Beers James, Vol. I.


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