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Edward the ConfessorLast of the Royal Blood$
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Tom Licence

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780300211542

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300211542.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
Conclusion
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Edward the Confessor
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Tom Licence

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300211542.003.0008

This chapter analyzes how Edward the Confessor strived for the throne and how he was ruled by his in-laws. It points out that Edward regarded the throne as a birthright that he strived for and obtained. It talks about the decades spent awaiting Edward's inheritance that translated into a conscientious ethic of service. The chapter explains Edward's preference for peace for himself and his neighbors, which is an indication of how suffering left him with little appetite for harshness and with a need to cling to favourites. It mentions the innovative systems he implemented for defending the coast and the Welsh march as well as the work he has done for the military and spiritual safeguarding of his subjects. It also looks into Edward's response to reform the papacy with practical initiatives.

Keywords:   Edward the Confessor, birthright, inheritance, Welsh march, innovative systems, papacy

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