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The beginning of the trouble

Edward the Confessor

At the beginning of 1066, Edward the Confessor ruled England.

He was 61 years old,  and was dying.  King Edward had no children,  so succession Definition was difficult.  There was no direct heir Definition to the English throne.

King Edward died on January 5th - in the first week of the new year. As King Edward had no children, it was uncertain who would rule next.

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Last updated Wednesday, 02 July 2003