The great men were wroth at this slight on themselves and on the kingly office, and sent Dunstan to bring eadwig back to the hall.
Only Wessex adhered to the cause of eadwig, and he was at last compelled to bow before his enemies.
The king himself died in 955, and was succeeded by his nephew eadwig.
Only the short reign of the unfortunate eadwig interrupts the succession of strong rulers.
In 959 eadwig died, and Eadgar became king south of the Thames.
While he was there, the people of the north revolted from eadwig, and chose his younger brother Eadgar as king.
The churchmen declared her to be no true wife of the king, and treated the royal pair with such insult that eadwig grew furious.
eadwig offended against these rules by marrying his kinswoman, lfgifu.
In 959 eadwig died, and Eadgar succeeded to the whole kingdom.
King eadwig declares that a certain church-ward of Exeter is free and fare-worthy.