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"Ironside" Edmund II
Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 30, 1016

English Monarch. Son of Æthelred II 'The Unready' and his first wife, Elfgifu. He married Ealdgyth around August 1015. In April 1016, Edmund led the defense of the city of London against the invading Canute, and was proclaimed king by the city inhabitants. He was crowned King of England that same month at St. Paul's Cathedral. Unfortunately, the Witan meeting in council chose Canute as King, possibly fearing the rule of the son of the inept Æthelred. After a series of inconclusive battles for the throne, in which Edmund performed brilliantly and earned the nickname "Ironside", he defeated the Danish forces at Oxford, but was then routed by Canute's forces at Ashingdon. The two monarchs met on an island in the Severn near Deerhurst and it was agreed that Edmund should rule Wessex and Canute would rule the land North of the Thames, including London splitting the kingdom. It was also agreed that whoever survived the other would take control of the whole realm. On November 30, 1016, Edmund was murdered at Oxford by Edric, Earl of Mercia and the whole kingdom passed to Canute. (bio by: Iola) 
 
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 Parents:
   Ethelred the Unready (968 - 1016)
 
 Siblings:
  Aethelstan Aetheling (____ - 1014)*
   Edmund II (____ - 1016)
   Edward the Confessor (1002 - 1066)*
  Alfred Atheling (1012 - 1037)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glastonbury Abbey
Glastonbury
Mendip District
Somerset, England
 
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Originally Created by: Iola
Record added: Sep 03, 2005
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Ironside Edmund II
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- Marti Utter
 Added: Sep. 10, 2014
In honor & respect for my forebear.
- Linda
 Added: Aug. 10, 2014
In memory, My 29th Great Grandfather
- Gloria Beasley Arnold
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014
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