Edward the Confessor

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Edward the Confessor
Edward the Confessor enthroned, openin scene o the Bayeux Tapestry
Keeng o the Inglis
Ring8 Juin 1042 – 5 Januar 1066
Coronation3 Aprile 1043, Winchester Cathedral
Bornc. 1003–1005
Islip, Oxfordshire, Ingland
Dee'd(1066-01-05)5 Januar 1066 (aged about 62)
Lunnon, Ingland
BuirialWestminster Abbey, Ingland
SpouseEdith o Wessex
HooseHouse o Wessex
FaitherÆthelred the Unready
MitherEmma o Normandy

Edward the Confessor[1] (stween 1003 an 1005 – 5 Januar 1066), son o Æthelred the Unready an Emma o Normandy, wis ane o the last Anglo-Saxon keengs o Ingland an is uisually regardit as the last king o the Hoose o Wessex, rulin frae 1042 tae 1066.[2]

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  1. The nummering o Inglis monarchs stairts anew efter the Norman conquest, which explains why the regnal nummers assigned tae Inglis krrngs named Edward begin wi the later Edward I o Ingland an dae nae include Edward the Confessor (who wis the third Keeng Edward).
  2. His successor Harold Godwinson wis o the Hoose o Godwin. Edgar the Aetheling wis proclaimed keeng after the Battle o Hastings in 1066, but never ruled an wis deponed efter aboot aicht weeks.