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|Died||23 Apr 1016||Buried At||Old St. Paul's Cathedral|
|Father||EDGAR (I, King of the English 959-975)||Mother||Elfthyrth|
|Preceded by||Swein (Fork-Beard)||Succeeded by||EDMUND (II Ironside, King of the English 1016)|
|Royal House||Wessex||Titles include||King of England|
Family Tree Details
|Father:||EDGAR (I, King of the English 959-975) (b.944 - d.975)|
|Mother:||Elfthyrth (b.945 - d.1000)|
Aethelred (II The Unready, King of the English 978-1013, 1014-1016) (b.967 - d.1016)
+Aelfgifu | =Aethelstan (son of Aethelred) | =Egbert | =EDMUND (II Ironside, King of the English 1016) (b.981 - d.1016) | | +Ealdgyth (b.963 - d.1017) | | =Edward (The Exile) (b.1016 - d.1057) | | +Agatha (of Brunswick) | | =Edgar (The Aetheling) ( - d.1126) | | =Margaret (Granddaughter of Edmund Ironside) ( - d.1093) | =Eadred | =Eadwig | =Edgar +Emma (of Normandy, Wife of Aethelred) (b.982 - d.1052) =Edward (The Confessor, King of England 1042-1066) (b.1003 - d.1066) | +Edith (Daughter of Godwine) =Alfred (Second son of Aethelred) ( - m.1036) =Godgifu (Daughter of Aethelred) +Eustace (II, Count of Boulogne) ( - d.1093)
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A Medieval Mystery
There appear to be some strange connections between the fourteenth century Old Wardour Castle and ancient stone circle Stonehenge.
Old Wardour Castle appears to be aligned to ancient sites in the Stonehenge landscape.
Stonehenge is aligned to the Summer Solstice. Old Wardour has a very similar alignment.
Could the builders of Old Wardour used mesaurements from Stonehenge to layout the geometrical keep?