Eadwig's control of the country cam eto and end after for two years when his younger brother and supporters forced the kingdom to be split into two. Edgar took control of the lands north of the Thames, Mercia and Northumbria. while Eadwig controlled Wessex, the lands to the south. When Eadwig died in October of 959, Edgar was able to unite the country under his rule.
|Father:||EDMUND (I, King of the English 939-946) (b.922 - d.946)|
|Mother:||Aelfgifu ( - d.944)|
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|946||May||7yrs||Eadred becomes King of Wessex|
|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.|
|955||16yrs||Eadwig becomes King of England.|
|Eadwig became the King of England after the death of Eadred, his uncle.|
|956||17yrs||Dunstan sent into exile|
|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.|
|Jan 26||Coronation of Eadwig|
|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.|
|959||Oct 1||20yrs||Edgar becomes King of England|
|At the death of Eadwig, Edgar became King of England. He appointed Dunstan Archbishop of Canterbury.|
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