Monday, 5 January 2015

King Edward the Confessor's 2 Successors - January 5, 1066

King Edward the Confessor's 2 Successors - January 5, 1066
 Bayeux Tapestry scene1 EDWARD REX.jpgEdward the Confessor became the only English king ever to be canonized (officially named a saint) and was the builder of one of the most celebrated churches in the Christian world. Edward was next to the last of the Saxon kings. He married Edith, daughter of Godwin. On his deathbed, Edward named Edith's brother Harold to succeed him as king. But Harold could not hold the throne. Ten months after Edward's death, French from Normandy invaded England under William the Conqueror.  ...