Edward the Confessor, a model of medieval piety, was a surprisingly effective ruler.
Edward the Confessor
Stripping Edward the Confessor of his independence.
We should take more notice of the work of those once despised and disregarded.
Richard Cavendish describes Edward the Confessor's canonisation, on January 5th, 1161.
The last truly Anglo-Saxon King was remembered with such affection he became a sainted embodiment of a pacific and idealistic form of kingship under Henry III.