Edgar "The Peaceable" King of England
- Born: Abt 943/944, Wessex, England 520
- Marriage: Ælfthryth of Devon Queen Of England in 964 in Wessex, England 160,851
- Died: 8 Jul 975, Winchester, Hampshire, England about age 32 470,851
- Buried: Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset, England 470
~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 1:17, Edgar, "the Peaceful," King of England, 959-975, m. as his second wife, Ælfthryth, daughter of Ealdorman Ordgar of Devon. They were the parents of Æthelred II, "the Redeless," King of England. 160
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 851
Edgar, "the Peaceful," the fourth Boy King, born in 943 and ascending to the throne in 949. He maintained order with the help of Dunstan as his principal advisor. He had a well-trained army and a strong navy. As his title shows, he lived on good terms with his neighbors. Edgar died 8 Jul 975, after reigning for sixteen years. He was succeeded by his son Edward the Martyr who reigned from 975 to 978, when he was murdered by his father's second (third) wife. This wife was Elfrida, daughter of Ordgar, Earl of Devon and widow of Ethelworld.
~Wurt's Magna Charta, p. 176
• Families. 470
Married Cir 961 to Æthelflaeda the Fair, mother of
Edward (St.) the Martyr, King of England, b. 963
Married 964 to Aelfthryth (Elfrida), mother of
Edmund, b. Cir 965
Æthelred II the Unready, King of England, b. abt 968
• Dates & Events. 470
Reign 959-975. The first King of a united England. He allowed his Danish subjects to retain Danish laws. Edgar promoted a monastic revival and encouraged trade by reforming the currency. He improved defence by organising coastal naval patrols and a system for manning warships. Although he suceeded on 1st October 959, he was not crowned until 973 because St Dunstan, the Archbishop of Canterbury, disaproved of his way of life.
• Web Reference: The House of Wessex - Edmund the Peaceful.
• Web Reference: From Early British Kingdoms - St Edgar "the Peacemaker, King of the English.
Edgar married Ælfthryth of Devon Queen Of England, daughter of Ordgar Ældorman of England and Unknown, in 964 in Wessex, England 160.,520 (Ælfthryth of Devon Queen Of England was born about 947 in Lydford Castle, Devonshire, England, died on 17 Nov 1002 in Wherwell Abbey, Hampshire 470 and was buried in Wherwell Abbey, Hampshire 470.)