Edgar Aetheling, son of Aethelred, d. 1012

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Edgar was the third son of Aethelred, known as Unready and his first wife Aelfgifu of York. He was known as Aetheling because he was the son of a King. The term prince was not generally used in the Anglo-Saxon period. His date of birth is not known. Very little evidence of his life survives beyond the signing of charters. It is known that he died in 1012 but the exact date is not known.

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2017 – 2020). Edgar Aetheling, son of Aethelred, d. 1012. Available: https://www.treesofblue.com/edgar-d-1012. Last accessed September 6th, 2023