Edward the Martyr is assassinated

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Historical Context Note


He was later canonized by the Church and widely venerated in England. His successor, Ethelred II, was never really trusted, being suspected of having played a part in Edward’s assassination. He became known in history as Ethelred the Unready.

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Citation:
Editors. "Edward the Martyr is assassinated". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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