Name: Edmund II "Ironside" of ENGLAND
Suffix: King of England
Title: King of England
Birth: Abt 989 in Wessex,England
Death: 30 NOV 1016 in Oxford,Oxford,England
Ancestral File #: B19R-1N
Sources: RC 233; Kings and Queens of Britain; NEHGR, Vol. 106; AF;
Change Date: 12 JUL 2000 at 21:30:46
A. Roots 1-20; Kraentzler 1159, 1263, 1276; Butler and Pfafman.
Chosen King of England, April 1016.
Roots: Edmund Ironside, King of England, 1016; born 989, died 30 Nov. 1016.
K: Edmund II "Ironside", born 989, murdered 30 Nov. 1016 at Oxford, Oxford,
England. Buried at Glastonbury.
NEHGR: "When the Danish King Knut invaded England, the only effective
opposition which he met was from Eadmund Ironsides, the energetic son of
Aethelred the Unready, who won several battles and compelled Knut to come to
an agreement whereby Eadmund remained King of England south of the Thames and
Knut took the larger portion of the country, north of that river. Some months
later, on 30 Nov. 1016, Eadmund died suddenly in London, not without suspicion
of foul play. At his death Eadmund left two infant sons, the Athelings Eadmund
and Eadward, by his wife, Ealdgyth, widow of the Danish thegn (thane) Sigferth.
"The traitor Edric, who had gone over to Knut, advised him to kill the
infants, who must have been born between 1010 and 1016, probably nearer the
latter date...Knut deemed it unwise to do so openly, and, accordingly, he sent
them in 1017 to his half uncle, Olav Skotkonung, King of Sweden, with the
request that they should be put out of the way. The Swedish King, however,
shrank from such a cold blooded murder, and they were carefully maintained at
his Court until his death about 1024. Thereafter they were protected by his
successor, Amund Jakobson, until his defeat by Knut in 1028, when they were
again forced to go further."
Subsequently, they were sent to Russia for a brief period and then went to
Hungary. Eaward died in Hungary without issue, and Eadmund married Agatha, the
daughter of King Stephen of Hungary.
Father: Aethelred II the Unready of ENGLAND b: Abt 966/968 in Wessex,England
Mother: Afflaid (Aelfgifu) of NORTHUMBRIA b: Abt 968 in of Wessex,England
Ealgyth (or Alditha) of NORTHUMBRIA b: Abt 986 in of Wessex,England
- Edward the Exile of ENGLAND b: 1016 in Wessex,England
- Edmund b: Abt 1016 in ,Wessex,England