Edward the Confessor Penny

Edward the Confessor (1042-1066)

Classification: Anglo-Saxon Kings of England, House of Wessex

Edward the Confessor is usually considered the last king of the House of Wessex. He succeeded Cnut the Great's son Harthacnut, who was his half-brother, on 8 June 1042 and held his coronation on 3 April 1043 at Winchester Cathedral. He ruled until his death.

Born around 1003–1005 in Islip, Oxfordshire, England, to Æthelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy. He died 5 January 1066 (aged 60–63) and was buried at Westminster Abbey.

Edward was a pious man and was canonised by Pope Alexander III in 1161.

 Obverse Reverse1046-1048 Penny - Edward the Confessor
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 Obverse Reverse1053 Penny - Edward the Confessor
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