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Edgar the Aetheling Explained

Edgar the Aetheling at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Anglo-Saxon prince. He was proposed as king of England after the Battle of Hastings (1066) but instead served the Norman kings William I the Conqueror and William II. Rebellions in favor of the aetheling (prince) continued in England until 1069. Edgar led the Norman conquest of Apulia in S Italy (1086) but was deprived of his Norman lands by William II in 1091. In 1097, on William's orders, he overthrew Donald Bane, a Scottish king hostile to the Normans. He later unsuccessfully opposed Henry I in the struggle for the English throne.