Who's Who in the Viking Age
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Edward the Confessor

NameSaint Edward, Edward the Confessor (c. 1003/5 – 1066).
King of England (1042-1066).
Canonized by 1161.
FamilyHouse of Wessex.
Father is Æthelred the Unready.
Mother is Emma of Normandy.
Married to Edith of Wessex (1045).
Children: none.
Takes his mother’s properties (1043).
Exile (1013, 1016).
Dismisses his wife Edith as he outlaws her entire family (1051).
Vita Ædwardi regis (c. 1067).
Sources: Britannica, Oxford DNB, Westminster Abbey, National Archives.

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