King Edmund the Second
Reigned 1016 - 1016
Please Don't Compare Me With My Father
II Ironside , the son of Aethelred the Unready. Finally the people had
a king to save them. He was so unlike his father. Even before he became
king he raised an army and planned campaigns that freed London. For
over 3 years, and during the last two years of Aethelred's reign and
against his fathers wishes he was the sole hope of England. He was a
brilliant soldier and tactician who was in the mould of Alfred and Athelstan.
Declared an outcast by his father, he died at the age of 22 after only
a few short months on the throne. The peoples hopes must have been raised
and then dashed horribly.
© copyright Glen Ray Crack -
Battle - East Sussex - United Kingdom
Submitted 10th January 1998
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