Edouard the Confessor
Edouard the Confessor (approx. 1004 - January 5th 1066), wire of Ethelred II Malavisé, is the sovereign last but one to have reigned on the England before the catch of the country by William the Conqueror. Its great piety (it would never have consumed its marriage with Edith de Wessex) is worth its nickname to him and the fact of being then sanctified. Another reason of its canonization is the fact that, thirty-six years after his death, one would have opened his tomb without noting the least trace of decomposition of the body.
It would have been more concerned of its personal safety than of its kingdom, on which it is unable to establish a strong capacity. The tradition wants that he was very liked of the people, in particular of poorest.
He dies without descent. Guillaume of Normandy (his cousin) - his designated successor - and Harold (his/her brother-in-law) are made the war to be able to reach this crown. He dies in 1066, with the Abbaye of Westminster, which he itself based on the ruins of an old monastery.
Festival : the January 5th.
Simple: Edward the Confessor
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