Edward's reign was secure because of his direct descent from King Alfred and the extinction of Cnut's line. Furthermore, the threat from Norway rallied the Danes behind him, uniting his kingdom and giving him more of a free hand than his predecessors had enjoyed.
Edward the Confessor memorable Christians
The Life of King Edward the Confessor Cambridge
Predecessor: King Harthacnut
Father: King Æthelred II (the Unready)
Kings and Queens of England
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