Edward the Martyr
Edward the Martyr was the son of Eadgar. Edward was named after his grandfather Edward the Elder and was a direct decendent of Alfred the Great. Following the death of his father in 975, Edward became King of England while he was still a very young man. The throne this passed to his younger brother Aethelred II who proved to be a weak ruler and eventually lost the kingdom to the Danish king Cnut in 1016.
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