Skip to comments.Radar Pinpoints Tomb Of King Edward The Confessor
Posted on 12/01/2005 6:10:40 PM PST by blam
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You're thinking of Edward I, son of Henry III, I believe, aka Edward Longshanks, aka Edward the Hammer of the Scots.
There's a plaque in the floor near the altar where he used to be buried, before Charles II's men dug it up, hanged it, beheaded it, and if I'm not mistaken, burned the body. There's no body left to find.
"Good. Now what's in the basement at Rosalyn Chapel?"
The Holy Grail of Course!
I read years ago that Edward the Confessor was an albino. Anyone know if this is true?
it was either in a Ripley's BELIEVE IT OR NOT book or Elsie Hix's book STRANGE AS IT SEEMS.
I've got an ancestor that was dispatched in a like manner for the regicide of Charles I.
"I understand the Welsh and Scots didn't think so highly of him."
The Welsh and Scots don't think so highly of anything to do with England, except maybe for the doles so many of them gladly accept.
Did You Know?
Emma of Normandy was the mother of two English kings:
* Edward the Confessor and Harthacnut
* Edward the Confessor was albino.
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"Edward was probably responsible for the Norman invasion in October of 1066 having promised succession to William of Normandy as well as to Harold."
:') The story was, Harold had been shipwrecked in Normandy, and had agreed to support William's claim to the throne (which was pretty much non-existent) should this ever come up. The story is and was complete hokum, contrived as part of the supporting myth for William's usurpation.
Oh, dig it up, you English fuddy-duddies. It's history we're talking about here, not your precious tile floors!
Edward the Confessor was King of England 1042 - 1066. He built Westminster Abbey and was later made a saint because of his strong Christian faith. His shrine here became an important place of pilgrimage. Sick people would come and kneel in the recess around its base so as to be near the body of the saint.
"I don't hate the English. They're just wankers. We, on the other hand, are colonized by wankers." -- Mike Renton, "Trainspotting"
They didn't burn it. They supposedly interred the dismembered torso under Tyburn gallows, along with the remains of his fellow "conspirators." But there remains some doubt, at least in some peoples' minds, as to whether the body of Cromwell was even among those disinterred after the Restoration.
Is he sitting in the Comfy Chair?
Wasn't William the Conqueror the one who was so fat that his bloated corpse burst open in Westminster Abby and filled the place with noxious odor during his funeral?
Westminster Abbey is the most moving place I have ever been, especially the Chapel of the Confessor and the Tomb of the Unknown. Such an amazing amount of history there.
Who says history is boring? LOL!
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