Edmund II


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Edmund II

Known as "Edmund Ironside." 993?-1016.
King of the English (1016) who partitioned the kingdom in a settlement with Canute and died only weeks later.

Edmund II

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(Biography) called Edmund Ironside. ?980–1016, king of England in 1016. His succession was contested by Canute and they divided the kingdom between them

Ed•mund II

(ˈɛd mənd)
n.
( “Ironside” ) A.D. c980–1016, English king 1016: defeated by Canute.
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Noun1.Edmund II - king of the English who led resistance to Canute but was defeated and forced to divide the kingdom with Canute (980-1016)Edmund II - king of the English who led resistance to Canute but was defeated and forced to divide the kingdom with Canute (980-1016)
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FEAST DAY ST LUKE THE EVANGELIST 1016: Danish king Knut (Canute) defeated Saxon king Edmund II "Ironside" at the Battle of Assandun (Ashingdon), securing the Danish reconquest of England.
Freeman found that the story had been told of a number of earlier European leaders, including an Anglo-Saxon king, Edmund II ("Ironside"), who ruled for only a few months in 1016.