Eádmund, es; m. [eád happy, mund protection]. 1. Edmund the Martyr, king of East Anglia, was of the Old-Saxon race. He began to reign in A. D. 855. 'Anno Domĭnĭcæ incarnatiōnis DCCCLV, --Eadmundus Orientālium Anglōrum gloriosĭssimus cœpit regnāre VIII. Kalend. Januārii, id est die natālis Dŏmĭni, anno ætātis suæ decĭmo quarto,' Asser, p. 7, 26-30. He reigned fifteen years, and his death is thus recorded,--Hér, A. D. 870, fór se here ofer Myrce innon Eást-Ængle :-- and, on ðam geáre, Sc̃e Eádmund [MS. Ædmund] cining him wið gefeaht, and ða Deniscan sige náman, and ðone cining ofslógon, and ðæt land eall ge-eódon here the army went over Mercia into East-Anglia;--and, in that year, St. Edmund the king fought with them, and the Danes gained the victory, and slew the king, and overran all that land, Chr. 870; Erl. 73, 29-75, 1. 2. Edmund Atheling, second son of Edward the Elder, and younger brother of Athelstan, whom he succeeded. Edmund was king of Wessex for six years and a half, from A. D. 940-946 :-- Hér, A. D. 940, Æðelstán cyning forþférde, and Eádmund Æðeling féng to ríce here king Athelstan died, and Edmund Atheling succeeded to the kingdom, Chr. 940; Th. 209, 13-20, col. 1. Hér, A. D. 946, Eádmund cyning forþíerde, on Sc̃s Agustínus mæssedæge, and he hæfde ríce seofoðe healf geár; and ðá féng Eádréd Æðeling, his bróðor, to ríce here king Edmund died, on St. Augustine's mass-day [May 26th"] , and he held the kingdom six years and a half; and then Eadred Atheling, his brother, succeeded to the kingdom, Chr. 946; Erl. 116, 33-36. 3. Edmund Ironside, son of Æthelred Atheling. Edmund began to reign in A. D. 1016, and died the same year :-- A. D. 1016, ðá gelamp hit ðæt se cyning Æðelréd forþférde, and ealle ða witan ða on Lundene wǽron, and seó burhwaru gecuron Eádmund to cyninge then it happened that king Æthelred died, and all the witan that were in London, and the townsmen chose Edmund for king, Chr. 1016; Erl. 155, 15-19. A. D. 1016, ðá to Sc̃e Andreas mæssan, forþférde Eádmund cyng then, on St. Andrew's mass-day [Nov. 30th], king Edmund died, Chr. 1016; Th. 284, 12, col. 2.