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Edmund I

(921—946) king of England


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(c. 922–46),

king of England (939–46). Edmund succeeded his brother Athelstan in 939. His prestige as a young warrior‐prince who had fought at Brunanburh (937), and the evidence of his law codes, suggests potential greatness, but at only 24 or 25 he was murdered by a private enemy at Pucklechurch (Glos.) on 26 May 946.

Subjects: British History.


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