Ēadweard se Martyr

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Ēadweard
Edward the Martyr - MS Royal 14 B VI.jpg
Cynedom 8 Mǣdmōnaþ 975 oþ 18 Hrēþmōnaþ 978
Foregenga Ēadgar
Æftergenga Æthelred
Bearn nān
Hus Cerdicingas
Fæder Ēadgar
Modor Æþelflæd oððe Wulfþryþ
Deaþ 18 Hrēþmōnaþ 978 (15 oððe 16 winter)
Byrgen Wærham on Dorsǣtum
þan on Sceaftesbyrig, þan on Woccingum

Ēadweard Cyning se hēt ēac Ēadweard se Martyr wæs Engla Cyning of 975 oþ þe Liofa hine formyrðrode in 978 þan wæs se cyning fiftiene oððe siextiene winteryld cnapa.

Ēadweard wæs Ēadgares Cyninges ieldsta sunu ac he næs his fædres oncnāwen ierfa. On Ēadgares dēaþ wæs þone cynedōm bisǣce. Manig þegnas healden Ēadweardes cræfing þe he bēo cyning and ōðru stōden for his iengror healf-brēder Æþelræd Unrǣd. Ēadweard wæs gecoren swa cyning and gehalgod be his geþafum in þære cirican, þæm twǣm ercebiscopas Dunstan of Cantwarabyrig and Oswald of Wigornceatre.

Þæs rīces miclan ealdormenn se wæron Ælfhere Miercna Ealdorman and Æþelwine Ēastengla Ealdormann, cifon and ingewinn ælmæste abrāc. In Ēadwaerdes mægenlēaste frummedon ðās ealdormenn gewyrht wiþ mynster þærin berǣden hie mynster þære Benedictus regol of land and riht þe Ēadgar Cyning hæfde gegiefen swylcum mynstrum.

Ēadweardes scort cynedōm endode þan wæs Ēadward cyng ofslagen on æfentide æt Corfes geate on xv kalendæ Aprilis and hine man bebyrigde æt Wærham butan ælcum cynelicum wurðscipe. Liofa þēof hine slōg. Ne wearð Angelcynne nan wærsa dæd gedon, þonne þeos wæs, syððon hi ærest Brytonland gesohton. Men hine ofmyrðrodon, ac God hine mærsode. He wæs on life eorðlic cing; he is nu æfter deaðe heofonlic sanct. On þis ylcan feng æðelred æðeling his broðor to rice.

Þæs cyninges lic wæs eft bebyrged mid miclum gescrife æt Sceaftesbyrig Mynstere in 979. In 1001 Ēadweardes bānas wæron gebyrged in lofost stede in þære mynstre, mid Æþelrædes Cyninges bletsinge. Menn geliefdon in þæm dagum þe Ēadweard Cyning wæs halga.