Edmund Ironside


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Noun1.Edmund Ironside - king of the English who led resistance to Canute but was defeated and forced to divide the kingdom with Canute (980-1016)Edmund Ironside - 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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On this day: 1100 - Henry I of England marries Matilda of Scotland, the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland and a direct descendant of the Saxon king Edmund Ironside.
Seeing a looming manpower crisis, General Edmund Ironside, the commanding general of the Expeditionary Force, welcomed new ideas on raising the strength of the Legion.
For example, the Danish invader Cnut had also made careful decisions about the burial arrangements for his Saxon opponent Edmund Ironside fifty years previously.
Hannay is said to have been based on a real-life soldier, Field Marshal William Edmund Ironside, who, as a young man after the Boer War and before being elevated to the top brass, spent time spying on German colonial forces in South West Africa.
There is equally no doubt that, on the same basis, the heirs to Edmund Ironside, who was briefly King of England in 1016, were his descendants.
And it was British forces in Iran under General Edmund Ironside (later commander of British land forces during the Second World War) that helped put Reza Shah (father of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah overthrown in the Islamic revolution of 1979) on the Peacock throne.
Leofric's prospects of a secure future hardly looked promising when his father, along with two kings of England - Ethelred and Edmund Ironside - died in rapid succession and the new king - Cnut - executed his brother.