Saint EDED III (1002 - 5 January 1066), called the Confessor; the penultimate King of the Anglo-Saxons and the first King of England of the Anglo-Saxon dynasty, reigned from 8 June 1042 until his death. A man of peace and charity, his reign was based on improving the quality of life of his subjects, especially the poorest, and on the maintenance of external and internal peace between the various factions. To this end he married in marriage with Edith, the daughter of one of his major political opponents. What began as a state marriage turned out to be a happy union: the two spouses shared the profound faith and inclination to an ascetic life, lived serenely in the chastity that they had both offered to the Lord. Among his most important works we can list the abolition of the war tax, the division of the legislative chambers in the House of Lords and the House of Commons, the destination of most of the taxes that were collected to the division among the most needy, and the foundation of the Westminster abbey. His canonization took place in 1161 by Pope Alexander III. Initially Edoardo's cult was limited only to the English dioceses and his liturgical memory was fixed on January 5, the day of his death (Dies Natalis, birth to heaven). In 1689 the cult of the saint was extended to the whole Western Church and the feast was established on October 13, the day of its first translation in 1102. With the Roman Martyrology of 2001 his memory was brought to January 5 for the entire Catholic Church . Colored engraving, Italy 1886

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title: HOLY EDWARD THE CONFESSOR, KING OF ENGLAND

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caption: Saint EDED III (1002 - 5 January 1066), called the Confessor; the penultimate King of the Anglo-Saxons and the first King of England of the Anglo-Saxon dynasty, reigned from 8 June 1042 until his death. A man of peace and charity, his reign was based on improving the quality of life of his subjects, especially the poorest, and on the maintenance of external and internal peace between the various factions. To this end he married in marriage with Edith, the daughter of one of his major political opponents. What began as a state marriage turned out to be a happy union: the two spouses shared the profound faith and inclination to an ascetic life, lived serenely in the chastity that they had both offered to the Lord. Among his most important works we can list the abolition of the war tax, the division of the legislative chambers in the House of Lords and the House of Commons, the destination of most of the taxes that were collected to the division among the most needy, and the foundation of the Westminster abbey. His canonization took place in 1161 by Pope Alexander III. Initially Edoardo's cult was limited only to the English dioceses and his liturgical memory was fixed on January 5, the day of his death (Dies Natalis, birth to heaven). In 1689 the cult of the saint was extended to the whole Western Church and the feast was established on October 13, the day of its first translation in 1102. With the Roman Martyrology of 2001 his memory was brought to January 5 for the entire Catholic Church . Colored engraving, Italy 1886

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