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British Dictionary definitions for eadwig


Edwy (ˈɛdwɪ)

  1. died 959 ad, king of England (955–57)
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Historical Examples

  • In 959 Eadwig died, and Eadgar succeeded to the whole kingdom.

    A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)

    Samuel R. Gardiner.

  • In 959 Eadwig died, and Eadgar became king south of the Thames.

  • The king himself died in 955, and was succeeded by his nephew Eadwig.

    Early Britain

    Grant Allen

  • Soon after the accession of Eadwig, in 956, Dunstan incurred the wrath of a powerful enemy.

  • The great men were wroth at this slight on themselves and on the kingly office, and sent Dunstan to bring Eadwig back to the hall.