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Edmund II of England
|Ruled:||April 23, 1016–November 30, 1016|
|Date of Birth:||989|
|Place of Birth:||Wessex, England|
|Date of Death:||November 30, 1016|
|Parents:||Ethelred II and Aelgifu|
Edmund II (c. 989 – November 30, 1016) was King of England for several months in 1016. He was a son of King Ethelred II and Aelgifu of Northampton; Edward the Confessor was his half-brother. He was known as Ironside for his military prowess.
The known children of Edmund and Ealdgyth (Edith) are:
- Edward the Exile "Aetheling" (1016–1057), who was born in Wessex and died in London and who married Agatha around the year 1035.
- Edmund (born c. 1017 in Wessex).
Edmund II was eventually defeated by the Danes, and was allowed by Canute to keep the kingdom of Wessex, on the understanding that whichever of them survived the other would become ruler of the whole of England.
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