|CLAIMANT FACT FILE:|
Distant relative to King
He and his father had a strong claim to the throne.
Was Edward the Confessor's closest living relative.
Needed support of others to become King.
In 1054, Edgar Aetheling
and his father returned to England from Hungary. They were distant
relatives of King Edward the Confessor. They both had a claim to the
throne as blood relatives.
|PROBLEMS WITH THE CLAIM:|
|Despite having the closest blood relation to Edward the Confessor, Edgar was too young and powerless to enforce his claim. He did have the support of some nobles, but his age was the major problem - he was too young!|
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