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Edward the Confessor
b. 1003 – d. 1066
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Edward the Confessor, St
Edward the Confessor, St (c. 1005–66), English king. The son of Ethelred II and Emma, the daughter of Duke Richard I of Normandy, he was sent to Normandy in 1013 and educated there in Norman ways. On the death of his half-brother, Hardicanute, in 1042, he was acclaimed King. He owed the throne largely
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Edward the Confessor
Edward the Confessor(1002?–66). The election of Edward the Confessor to the English throne after the death of the Danish king Hardecanute in 1042 marked the end of Danish rule in England. Edward was noted for his piety, which was the source of the label “the Confessor.” His close ties to Normandy prepared
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Edward the Confessor
Edward the Confessor (1004–1066).—Anglo-Saxon king. To promote religion and the general welfare of his people was the principal care of this saintly monarch. His virtues and kingly qualities earned him popular respect, and long did the English cherish a grateful remembrance of his peaceful and happy
Who’s Who in Christian History
Edward the Confessor
Edward the Confessor (1003–1066)King of England, 1042–1066; known more for his religious piety than for his political expertiseSon of Ethelred II and Norman noblewoman Emma, Edward was educated in Normandy. In 1045 he married Edith, the daughter of the powerful Earl Godwin (whose help in putting Edward