Edward the Confessor


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Edward the Confessor

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(Biography) Saint. ?1002–66, king of England (1042–66); son of Ethelred II; founder of Westminster Abbey. Feast day: Oct 13

Ed′ward the Confes′sor


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Saint, 1002?–66, English king 1042–66: founder of Westminster Abbey.
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Noun1.Edward the Confessor - son of Ethelred the Unready; King of England from 1042 to 1066; he founded Westminster Abbey where he was eventually buried (1003-1066)
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Nor did the Danish power last long, for in 1042 we had in Edward the Confessor an English king once more.
By St Edmund, St Dunstan, St Withold, St Edward the Confessor, and every other Saxon saint in the calendar,'' (for Cedric never swore by any that was not of Saxon lineage, and all his household had the same limited devotion,) ``I will never forgive him
Edward the Confessor had a palace here, and here the great Earl Godwin was proved guilty by the justice of that age of having encompassed the death of the King's brother.
1066: Edward the Confessor, England's most pious King, died.
ON THIS DAY 1066: Edward the Confessor, England's most pious King, died.
January 5 IT WAS 1066 and English King Edward the Confessor finally bowed out this very evening, leaving no son and heir to the throne.
Edward the Confessor, literary evidence for the dating of the Backovo Ossuary frescoes, and Bessarion before the Council of Florence: a survey of his early writings (1423-37).
St Edward the Confessor stamped his mark on it soon after his coronation in 1042, as a place from which to oversee the construction of Westminster Abbey.
It is known the silver penny was struck by the Tamworth Mint during the reign of Edward the Confessor - 1043 to 1066, but the location of the mint is not known.
The village is named after Edith of Wessex (1029-1075), the queen of Edward the Confessor and sister of Harold II, who was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.
Hundreds of people, including Birmingham's Lord Mayor, students from Matthew Boulton College and city faith leaders, attended the service to dedicate a plaque to memorialise Matthew Boulton's achievements, near the shrine of St Edward the Confessor in the historic cathedral.
The Pope presented a lapis lazuli orb, decorated with a silver cross of Edward the Confessor, as a gift for eight-month-old Prince George.