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Saint Edward the Confessor King

Reposed 1066 Remembered October 13

St Edward the Confessor was the last King of Wessex, the succession having been recovered from Danish rule under King Canute and his son. His reign lasted from 1042-66. He was the first Anglo-Saxon and only king of England to be canonised, though St Edith of Wilton and St Edward the Martyr belonged to the same royal family. In his time the first Norman Romanesque Westminster Abbey was built and consecrated in 1065. It was replaced by the current building in 1245. Since 1066 the coronations of all English and British monarchs have been held there.

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