1st crusade


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Edgar Atheling, the last of the Royal Saxon race, appeared in the camp of Robert Duke of Normandy, at the head of a large force, to join the first Crusade.

Anselm, chaplain to the King, joined the first Crusade.

He was elected King of England by the Witenagemot in 1066 CE, but was never crowned.

Edgar is believed to have travelled to Scotland in later life, and was still alive in 1125, but may have died soon after, in his early seventies. By then he was forgotten by most and is remembered now as the "lost king" of England.