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  • ID: I63929
  • Name: Edmund II "Ironside" of ENGLAND
  • Suffix: King of England
  • Title: King of England
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 989 in Wessex,England
  • Death: 30 NOV 1016 in Oxford,Oxford,England
  • Burial: Glastonbury,Somerset,England
  • Ancestral File #: B19R-1N
  • Note:
    Sources: RC 233; Kings and Queens of Britain; NEHGR, Vol. 106; AF;
    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.
  • Change Date: 12 JUL 2000 at 21:30:46

    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

    Marriage 1 Ealgyth (or Alditha) of NORTHUMBRIA b: Abt 986 in of Wessex,England
    • Married: AUG 1015 in London,London,England
    1. Has Children Edward the Exile of ENGLAND b: 1016 in Wessex,England
    2. Has No Children Edmund b: Abt 1016 in ,Wessex,England
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