Edward the Martyr


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Edward the Martyr,

c.962–978, king of the English (975–78), son of Edgar by his first wife. Despite the opposition of some of the nobles, Edward succeeded his father to the throne and was crowned. However, he could not control the kingdom and was murdered at Corfe by retainers in the service of his stepmother, Queen Ælfthryth or Ælfrida, and of her son ÆthelredÆthelred,
965?–1016, king of England (978–1016), called Æthelred the Unready [Old Eng. unrœd=without counsel]. He was the son of Edgar and the half-brother of Edward the Martyr, whom he succeeded.
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. There is no proof that Ælfthryth or Æthelred planned his death, as later tradition said. Edward's body was moved to Shaftesbury, where miracles were reported, and he was regarded as a saint and martyr by the people. Feast: Mar. 18.

Edward the Martyr

Saint. ?963--978 ad, king of England (975--78), son of Edgar: murdered. Feast day: March 18
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and given the possible answers a) Edward the Elder b) Edward the Confessor c) Edmund Ironside or d) Edward the Martyr.
A Edward the Elder, B Edward the Confessor, C Edmund Ironside, D Edward the Martyr.