Who's Who in the Viking Age
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Edmund the Magnificent

LifeEdmund I, Edmund the Elder
921 – 26 May 946
FamilyHouse of Wessex
Parents are Edward the Elder and Eadgifu.
He is married to Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury (c. 940) and then to Æthelflæd of Damerham (c. 943).
With Ælfgifu he has two children, Eadwig and Edgar.
Events937, fights alongside his half-brother Æthelstan I at the battle of Brunanburh.
939, on 29 November he succeeds his brother as king of England.
939, treaty with Olaf Guthfrithson who invaded York.
940-942, upon Olaf’s death, Edmund regains the northern territories from the Vikings and banishes Olaf Sihtricson and Rægnald Guthfrithson.
945, plunders Strathclyde.
946, 26 May he is murdered by an outlaw called Leof.
Sources: FMG, NNDB, PASE.

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