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Ed·​ward ˈed-wərd How to pronounce Edward (audio)
name of 8 post-Norman English (British) kings: I 1239–1307 (reigned 1272–1307); II 1284–1327 (reigned 1307–27); III 1312–1377 (reigned 1327–77); IV 1442–1483 (reigned 1461–70; 1471–83); V 1470–1483 (reigned 1483); VI 1537–1553 (reigned 1547–53) son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour; VII 1841–1910 (reigned 1901–10) Albert Edward, son of Victoria; VIII 1894–1972 (reigned 1936; abdicated) Duke of Windsor, son of George V

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1330–1376 the Black Prince; son of Edward III prince of Wales

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variants or Eadward
1003?–1066 the Confessor king of the English (1042–66)

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“Edward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Edward. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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