Edwy sentence example
- EDWY (EADWIG), "THE Fair" (c. 94 o -959), king of the English, was the eldest son of King Edmund and lElfgif u, and succeeded his uncle Eadred in 955, when he was little more than fifteen years old.
- Edwy naturally resented this interference, and in 957 Dunstan was driven into exile.
- Edwy, to judge from the disproportionately large numbers of charters issued during his reign, seems to have been weakly lavish in the granting of privileges, and soon the chief men of Mercia and Northumbria were disgusted by his partiality for Wessex.
- It is probable that no actual conflict took place, and in 959, on Edwy's death, Edgar acceded peaceably to the combined kingdoms of Wessex, Mercia and Northumbria.
- It is notable that when, after Edreds death, there was civil strife, owing to the quarrel of his nephew Edwy with some of his kinsmen, ministers and bishops, the rebels, who included the majority of the Mercians and Northumbrians, set up as their pretender to the throne not a Dane but Edwys younger brother Edgar, who ruled for a short time north of Thames, and became sole monarch on the death of his unfortunate kinsman.Advertisement
- However, Edwy's brother Edgar admired and supported the reformed monasticism.