Late Anglo-Saxon Period Kings of Wessex
By the time Edward the Martyr took the throne in 975, Christianity was widespread throughout England and the rest of Britain. Edward was born in 963, and was just entering his teenage years when his father, Edgar, died. He made a claim to the throne, as the first son of the king. His half-brother Aethelred, son of the third wife, made another claim (qtd in Britannia 1). Edward was murdered when he
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lengthy reign and it is suggested that he was murder only 7 months after he took the crown as King of England (qtd in Encarta 1). However he died, he was only 26 years old when he passed his final breath in London on the 30th of November, 1016.
Britannia Internet Magazine. 1998. September 9, 1999.
Mirriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 1999. September 9, 1999
Encarta Online Encyclopedia. 1999. September 9, 1999