|Murd.||18 Mar 978||Buried At||Wareham, later Shaftesbury|
|Father||EDGAR (I, King of the English 959-975)||Mother||Ethelflead|
|Preceded by||EDGAR (I, King of the English 959-975)||Succeeded by||Aethelred (II The Unready, King of the English 978-1013, 1014-1016)|
|Father:||EDGAR (I, King of the English 959-975) (b.944 - d.975)|
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|975||Jul||13yrs||Edward becomes king|
|Edward, the eldest son of Edgar, became the king of the English at the age of fourteen when his father died. Dunstan became his guardian.|
|979||Mar||Aethelred becomes king|
|Aethelred became king after the assassination of Edward the Martyr.|
|Mar 18||Murder of Edward the Martyr|
|Edward, the King of the English was assassinated under orders from his step-mother, who wanted her son Aethelred to become king.|
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