Monday, 4 October 2010

Nine Things You Didn't Know About Edward the Confessor

In honour of the feast of St Edward the Confessor, nine days from today, I'm going to post nine facts about my favourite saint which you may not know. If you do, I apologise sincerely for redundancy; it's an academic's ever-present trap.

1. In total, from his parents' two marriages, Edward had nine brothers and at least six sisters. All seven of his half-brothers on his father's side were dead by the time he was fifteen, and in the end Edward outlived all his brothers by more than twenty years.

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