Edmund I "the Magnificent", king of The English

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Lithuanian: Edmundas I, Anglijos Karalius
Also Known As: "The Magnificent", "the Deed-doer", "the Just", "Eadmund", "Edmond The Magnificent"
Birthplace: Wessex, England (United Kingdom)
Death: May 26, 946 (18-27)
Pucklechurch, Dorset, England (United Kingdom) (Stabbed by robber)
Place of Burial: Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward I "the Elder", king of The Anglo-Saxons and Eadgifu
Husband of Saint Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury and Æthelflæd of Damerham, Queen of England
Father of Eadwig, King of the English and Edgar I "The Peaceful", King of the English
Brother of Saint Eadburh, Nun At Nunnaminster; Eadgifu and Eadred, king of the English
Half brother of Ælfgifu; Eadwin; Æthelflæda, nun at Romsey; Ælfweard, king of the English; Eadgifu and 8 others

Occupation: cr Kingston-upon-Thames 29.11.939; King of England from 939 until his death; Roi de Wessex, d'Angleterre, 940, murdered king, King of England, The Magnificant, King 939 - 946, Roi d'Angleterre, King of the English
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About Edmund I "the Magnificent", king of The English

Edmund I, the Magnificent, King of England (20ggf)
Name: King Edmund
Born: c.922
Parents: Edward the Elder and Edgiva
Relation to Charles III: 31st great-grandfather
House of: Wessex
Ascended to the throne: October 27, 939
Crowned: November 29, 939 at Kingston-upon-Thames, aged c.18
Married: 1) Elgiva (2) Ethelfleda
Children: 2 sons Edwy and Edgar
Died: May 26, 946 at Pucklechurch near Bath (murdered)
Buried at: Glastonbury
Reigned for: 6 years, 6 months, 28 days
Succeeded by: his brother Edred
King of England 939–46. The son of Edward the Elder, he succeeded his half-brother, Athelstan, as king in 939. He succeeded in regaining control of Mercia, which on his accession had fallen to the Norse inhabitants of Northumbria, and of the Five Boroughs, an independent confederation within the Danelaw. He then moved on to subdue the Norsemen in Cumbria and finally extended his rule as far as southern Scotland. As well as uniting England, he bolstered his authority by allowing St Dunstan to reform the Benedictine order. He was killed in 946 at Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, by an outlawed robber.

Timeline for King Edmund
Year Event
939 Edmund becomes King. Scandinavian forces from Northumbria overrun the East Midlands.
942 Edmund re-establishes control over Northumbria and rules a united England.
943 Edmund extends his rule into southern Scotland,
945 Dunstan becomes abbot of Glastonbury Abbey
945 Edmund conquers Strathclyde, but Cumbria is annexed by the Scots.
946 Edmund murdered at a party in Pucklechurch

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Edmund I "the Magnificent", king of The English's Timeline

Wessex, England (United Kingdom)
October 27, 939
- May 26, 946
Age 16
October 27, 939
- May 26, 946
Age 16
Wessex, England
August 7, 943
Wessex, England (United Kingdom)
May 26, 946
Age 23
Pucklechurch, Dorset, England (United Kingdom)
May 26, 946
Age 23
Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England