'England's darling' and Scotland's saint
Everyone knows what happened 950 years ago this month, don't they? William the Conqueror killed Harold and became King of England.
Not quite. Harold and the flower of his army died at Hastings on 14 October 1066. But the magnates of England then proclaimed Edgar the Aetheling as King.
Edgar the who? "A forgotten prince… but one of the builders of a new England" is how the historical novelist Stewart Binns describes him.
John Speed in his History of Great Britaine (1611) said Edgar was "In such esteem with the people, that he was called England's darling."
He "came... read more
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