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date: 20 October 2019

Eadwig [Edwy]locked

(c. 940–959)
  • Simon Keynes


Eadwig [Edwy] (c. 940–959), king of England, was the elder son of Edmund, king of England (d. 946), and of Ælfgifu (of Shaftesbury; d. 944), and thus a grandson of King Edward the Elder. He was born c.940, and came to the throne following the death of his uncle ...

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Oxford Medieval Texts
D. Whitelock, D. C. Douglas, & S. I. Tucker, eds. and trans., (1961)
P. H. Sawyer, , Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks (1968)
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