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Edward (the Confessor)
(1004 - 1066)

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1003 Born to Ælthelred II and Emma (daughter of Richard, Duke of Normandy)
1013 Sent to Normandy to be raised at the court of his uncle; grows up in exile
1035 Cnut dies, Edward and his brother Alfred attempt to wrest the crown from Harold (Alfred dies); Edward returns to Normandy
1041 Hardicanute recognizes Edward as heir, he returns to England
1042 Hardicanute dies, Edward crowned
1045 Founded Westminster Abbey (year approx)
1045 Marries Godwin's daughter, Edith on 23 January
1051 Godwins revolt and are exiled, Queen Edith is sent to a nunnery
1052 Godwins restored
1059 Assists Malcolm III of Scotland against Macbeth
1066 Dies 5 January
1161 Canonized by Alexander III
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