Death of Edward the Confessor

Death of Edward the Confessor

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King Edward of England dies in London. Known as Edward the Confessor because he has been such a pious ruler, he ordered the construction of Westminster Abbey and will be the only Anglo-Saxon as well as the only English king to be made a saint.

However, the lack of a clear heir upon his death leads to the invasion of William the Conqueror in September of this year, ending Anglo-Saxon rule over England entirely and replacing the ruling class with French aristocracy.

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