English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Thursday, October 13, 2016

13th October - Saint Edward the Confessor - Independent Catholic News

13th October - Saint Edward the Confessor - Independent Catholic News: King of England. Born in 1003, Edward was the son of Ethelred the Unready and his Norman wife Emma. He was educated at Ely and then in exile in Normandy, while two Scandinavian kings claimed the English throne in succession. In 1042 he became king. In 1045 he married Edith, daughter of the powerful Earl Godwin. Some historians describe him as a weak ruler who paved the way for the Norman Conquest. Others praise his wisdom

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