|Died||1 January 959||Buried At||Winchester|
|Father||Edmund (I, King of the English 939-946)||Mother||Aelfgifu|
|Preceded by||Eadred (King of the English 946-955)||Succeeded by||Edgar (I, King of the English 959-975)|
|Died||1 January 959 / Winchester|
Family Tree Details
Eadwig (King of the English 955-959) (b.939 - d.959)
Eadred became King of Wessex. He followed his brother Edmund who was murdered. Edmund left two sons, Eadwig and Edgar, who were both too young to rule.
Eadwig became the King of England after the death of Eadred, his uncle.
Eadwig sent Dunstan into exile. The reason for this is that Dunstan had caught Eadwig and Aelgifu together before they were married and at a time when Eadwig should have been attending an important meeting. Dunstan must have upset Eadwig at this point and was sent into exile.
Eadwig's coronation took place at Kingston-upon-Thames.
Conflicts between the brothers Eadwig and Edgar were resolved and the agreement between the two resulted in the lands of England being split. Edgar took control of lands to the north of the Thames, including Mercia and Northumbria, while Eadwig retained Wessex, the lands to the south of the river.
Dunstan returned from exile when Eadwig's younger brother Edgar was appointed king of England north of the Thames. Eadwig was unpopular and the nobles chose Edgar as their leader. Edgar recalled Dunstan from exile and made him Bishop of Worcester and London.
At the death of Eadwig, Edgar became King of England. He appointed Dunstan Archbishop of Canterbury.
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