King Edgar the Peaceful
Queen Ælfthryth
(Abt 945-Abt 1000)
King Aethelred II the Unready
(Abt 968-1016)

King Edmund II Ironside


Family Links


King Edmund II Ironside

  • Born: 993
  • Marriage: Ealdgyth
  • Died: 30 Nov 1016 at age 23

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• History. Edmund Ironside or Edmund II (Old English: Eadmund II Isen-Healf; (fl. 993 \endash 30 November 1016) was King of the English from 23 April to 18 October 1016 and of Wessex from 23 April to 30 November 1016. His cognomen "Ironside" is not recorded until 1057, but may have been contemporary. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, it was given to him "because of his valour" in resisting the Danish invasion led by Cnut the Great.[1] He fought five battles against the Danes, ending in defeat against Cnut on 18 October at the Battle of Assandun, after which they agreed to divide the kingdom, Edmund taking Wessex and Cnut the rest of the country. Edmund died shortly afterwards on 30 November, and Cnut became the king of all England.


Edmund married Ealdgyth.

Home | Table of Contents | Surnames | Name List

This Web Site was Created 15 May 2017 with Legacy 6.0 from Millennia