Edward the Confessor

Edward the Confessor
son of Ethelred the Unready; King of England from 1042 to 1066; he founded Westminster Abbey where he was eventually buried (1003-1066)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑King of England, ↑King of Great Britain, ↑saint

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Saint, 1002?-66, English king 1042-66: founder of Westminster Abbey.

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Edward the Confessor [Edward the Confessor]
(c. 1003–66) the king of England from 1042 to 1066, a son of ↑Ethelred the Unready. He was considered a very holy man, and in 1161 the Pope made him a saint and gave him the title of ‘Confessor’. However, he does not seem to have been very interested in government, and there was great confusion when he died over who had been promised the ↑throne of England. His ↑brother-in-law Harold Godwin became king, but was soon removed by William of Normandy in the ↑Norman Conquest of 1066.

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