King Edward the Confessor 1003-1066

Edward the Confessor

Edward, known as the Confessor was born in 1003 (exact date not known) and died 5th January 1066. He was the eldest son of King Aethelred the Unready by his second wife Emma of Normandy. He succeeded his half-brother Harthacnut to the throne of England. Edward married Edith, daughter of Earl Godwin of Wessex but they had no children. His death caused a succession crisis that led to the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Family tree for Edward the Confessor eldest son of Aethelred the Unready by his second wife showing:

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2017 – 2020). King Edward the Confessor 1003-1066. Available: Last accessed June 4th, 2020