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Name: Edward II of England Determine relationship to...
Birth: 963 Father: Edgar "the Peaceful" of England Mother:Æthelflaeda
Death: 18 MAR 977/978 Corfe Castle, Dorset
Remarks: Edward II, the Martyr (975-78 AD)

Elder son of King Edgar, he succeeded to the throne as a boy of 12, and in so doing, aroused rival claims on behalf of his even younger half-brother, Æthelred II, the Unready. He was murdered by members of Æthelred's household at Corfe Castle in 978.

He was canonised in 1001, and his feast day is 20th November.

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