Edgar of England

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Edgar the Peaceful
King of England
Edgar King of England.jpg
Reign 1 October 959 – 8 July 975
Born 943
Birthplace Wessex England
Died 8 July 975
Buried Glastonbury Abbey, England
Predecessor Edwy
Successor Edward the Martyr
Consort Ethelflaed and Elfrida
Father Edmund I
Mother Elgiva
Edgar in stained glass: Chapel of All Souls College, Oxford University

King Edgar or Eadgar I (~942 – 8 July 975) was the younger son of King Edmund I of England. He had the nickname, "the Peaceable", but was a stronger king than his elder brother, Edwy. He took the kingdoms of Northumbria and Mercia from Edwy in 958.

Edgar was acclaimed king north of the Thames by Mercian nobles in 958, and officially succeeded when Edwy died in October 959. Immediately Edgar recalled Dunstan from exile and made him successively Bishop of Worcester, then of London and finally Archbishop of Canterbury.

Edgar is regarded as a Saint by the Catholic church.

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Preceded by
Edwy
King of England
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Succeeded by
Edward the Martyr