EDWARD (Saint) King, Martyr (March 18) (10th century) The son of Edgar the Peaceful and King of England at the age of thirteen on his father’s death (A.D. 975). He reigned for only a little over three years and a half but, guided by Saint Dunstan. the great prelate of the time, won for himself by his piety and virtuous life, the love and reverence of his subjects. He was murdered at Wareham in Dorsetshire by emissaries, hired by his jealous and ambitious stepmother, March 18, A.D. 978; and was forthwith popularly acclaimed as a Martyr. His remains were translated to Shaftesbury three years after his death.