Biography of Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975

946 Death of King Edmund

955 Death of King Eadred

959 Death of King Eadwig

973 Coronation of King Edgar Peaceful

975 Death of King Edgar Peaceful

1016 Death of King Edmund Ironside

On 27 Oct 939 Æthelstan I King Anglo Saxons I King England 894-939 (45) died in Gloucester. His brother [his father] Edmund I King England 921-946 (18) succeeded King England.

Around 943 Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 was born to [his father] Edmund I King England 921-946 (22) and [his mother] Aelfgifu Shaftesbury Queen Consort England at Winchester.

Before 26 May 946 [his father] Edmund I King England 921-946 and [his mother] Aelfgifu Shaftesbury Queen Consort England were married. She  by marriage Queen Consort England.

Death of King Edmund

On 26 May 946 [his father] Edmund I King England 921-946 (25) was murdered by Leofa, an exiled thief, whilst attending mass at Pucklechurch. He was buried at Glastonbury Abbey. His brother Eadred I King England -955 succeeded I King England.

Death of King Eadred

In 955 Eadred I King England -955 died. His nephew [his brother] Eadwig "All Fair" I King England -959 succeeded I King England.

In 958 a charter of Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (15) describes Penkridge as a "famous place". St Michael's Church Penkridge was established as a Royal Free Chapel making it a Royal Peculiar. The church was independent of the Bishop of Lichfield and, correspondingly, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Death of King Eadwig

On 01 Oct 959 [his brother] Eadwig "All Fair" I King England -959 died. He was buried at Winchester. His brother Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (16) succeeded I King England.

Around 962 Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (19) and Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (17) were married. She (17) by marriage Queen Consort England.

In 962 Æthelwald Ealdorman of East Anglia -962 was killed by Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (19). Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (19) had previously sent Æthelwald Ealdorman of East Anglia -962 to [his wife] Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (17) to offer her marriage to Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (19). Æthelwald decided to marry Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (17) himself. Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (19) sought revenge, killed Æthelwald and married Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (17). The story subject to much debate among historians.

Around 962 [his illegitimate son] Edward "Martyr" I King England 962-978 was born illegitimately to Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (19) and ÆthelflAed 2 Unknown.

Around 963 Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (20) abducted Wulfthryth of Wilton 937-1000 (26) from the nunnery at Wilton Abbey.

Around 963 [his daughter] Edith of Wilton 963-987 was born to Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (20) and Wulfthryth of Wilton 937-1000 (26).

In 964 Ordgar Earldorman Devon was appointed Earldorman Devon by his son-in-law Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (21).

Around 966 [his son] Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 was born to Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (23) and [his wife] Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (21).

Coronation of King Edgar Peaceful

In 973 Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (30) was crowned in Bath. The service forms the basis of the present English Coronation ceremony.

In 973 Hywel ap Ieuaf King Gwynedd -985 travelled to with his uncle Iago ap Idwal Aberffraw 941-979 (31) to meet with Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (30) at Chester.

Death of King Edgar Peaceful

On 08 Jul 975 Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (32) died at Winchester. He was buried in Glastonbury Abbey. His son [his illegitimate son] Edward "Martyr" I King England 962-978 (13) succeeded I King England.

In 1000 or 1001[his wife] Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 (56) died.

Death of King Edmund Ironside

On 30 Nov 1016 Edmund "Ironside" I King England 1015-1016 (26) died. The cause of death is unknown. Some chroniclers describe murder, some describe wounds from battle. He ws buried near his grandfather Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 in Glastonbury Abbey.

Æthelwald Ealdorman of East Anglia -962 and Aelfthryth Queen Consort England 945-1000 were married.