Eadwig Aetheling, son of Aethelred, d. 1017

Eadwig Aetheling likeness unknown

Eadwig Aetheling was the son of Aethelred, known as Unready and his wife Aelfgifu of York. He was given the title Aetheling because he was the son of a King. The year of his birth is not known. After his father’s death his brother Edmund Ironside became King. When Edmund died in 1016 Canute took the throne. To secure his place on the throne Canute ordered that Eadwig be murdered.  

 Family tree for Eadwig Aetheling, son of King Aethelred the Unready showing:


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Heather Y Wheeler. (2017 – 2020). Eadwig Aetheling, son of Aethelred, d 1017. Available: https://www.treesofblue.com/eadwig-d-1017. Last accessed November 19th, 2023