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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Editors. "Edward the Martyr is assassinated". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=7080, accessed 19 January 2017.]