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Edmund II Ironside - 1016

Edmund II, also known as Edmund Ironside was the son of Ethelred 'The Unready' and his first wife, Elfgifu. He made himself ruler in the Danelaw, independent of his father, and was crowned at Old St Paul's Cathedral, London.

Struggling against the Danes, he fought four battles, won three, but then was let down bythe Mercians and had to partition the country, sharing it with the Danish King Canute, son of Sweyn Forkbeard. Edmund died soon after, on 30 November 1016, probably murdered; he was buried in Glastonbury Abbey. So the throne was left entirely to the Danes, led by King Canute. Edmund's two sons, by his wife Eadgyth, were but infants and were banished.

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