|Born||circa 922||Born At|
|Died||26 May 946||Buried At||Glastonbury|
|Father||EDWARD (the Elder, King of West Saxons, 899-924)||Mother||Edgiva|
|Preceded by||ATHELSTAN (King of the English 924-939)||Succeeded by||Eadred (King of the English 946-955)|
|Born||circa 922 /|
|Died||26 May 946 / Glastonbury|
Siblings (incl. half-siblings)
Family Tree Details
Edmund (I, King of the English 939-946) (b.922? - d.946)
+Aelfgifu ( - d.944)
= Eadwig (King of the English 955-959) (b.939 - d.959)
= Edgar (I, King of the English 959-975) (b.944 - d.975)
| = EDWARD (The Martyr, King of the English 975-978) (b.962 - m.978)
+Elfthyrth (b.945 - d.1000)
= Edmund (b.965 - )
= Aethelred (II The Unready, King of the English 978-1013, 1014-1016) (b.967 - d.1016)
| = Aethelstan (son of Aethelred)
| = Egbert
| = Edmund (II Ironside, King of the English 1016) (b.981 - d.1016)
| = 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?)
= Alfred (Aetheling) (b.1005? - m.1036)
= Godgifu (Daughter of Aethelred)
The Dane Olaf Guthfrithson or Anlaff (possibly Sihtric's son), Owen of Cumberland and Constantine, King of the Scots sailed into the Humber to invade Northumbria. Athelstan's speed at raising his army that marched north put paid to any plans of invasion and a fierce battle occurred (Brunanburgh near Beverley ?) in which many Danish kings and earls were killed. Olaf Guthfrithson fled to Ireland. Edmund, Athelstan's younger half-brother also took part in the battle.
Edmund, the half-brother of Athelstan, became King of England at the age of 18. His coronation was held on November 29th at Kingson-upon-Thames.
Olaf Guthfrithson, who had been defeated at the Battle of Brunanburh and who had fled to Ireland, returned to England and invaded Northumberlan taking the city of York. King Edmund took an army north but after a brief battle neither side had gained any advantage. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York negotiated a peace treaty that effectively divided the country in two leaving Edmund ruling the south and Olaf ruling the north.
Edmund I took control of York and the surrounding area. He removed sacred relics from the remains of Whitby Abbey and moved them to Glastonbury Abbey.
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.
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