Edward is an English given name. It is derived from Old English words ead (meaning 'fortune' or 'prosperous') and weard (meaning 'guardian' or 'protector'). It is one of the few Old English names to gain currency in other parts of Europe and beyond for example, as Eduardo and Duarte in Spain and Portugal respectively.
Other forms for Edward, Édouard, Edmond, Edwin, Eduardo, Eduard, Edvard, Edoardo or Edmund. Short forms include Ed, Edd, Eddy, Eddie, Ted, Teddy, Ward and Ned. Edward can be abbreviated as Edw.
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... coin was introduced during the second coinage (1344-1346) of King Edward III, when the coin weighed 138.5 grains (9.0 grams) during the king's third coinage (1346-1351) the weight of the coin was reduced to ... Edward III Second Coinage obverse legend (Edward by the grace of God King of England and France Lord of Ireland) ... Initially Edward retained his claim on the throne of France, but following the Treaty of Brétigny in 1360 this claim was dropped, and coins instead claim Aquitaine ...
... The Princes in the Tower were Edward V of England and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York ... The two brothers were the only sons of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville alive at the time of their father's death ... This was supposed to be in preparation for Edward's coronation as king ...
... Duchess of Fife, also a granddaughter of Edward VII Her Highness Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk, also a granddaughter of Edward VII Violet Jacob ...
... Edward (1284, Baugé – 1329), surnamed the Liberal, was the Count of Savoy from 1323 to 1329 ...
Famous quotes containing the word edward:
“Flower Belle! What a euphonious appellation! Easy on the ears and a banquet for the eyes!”
—Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Cuthbert Twillie (W.C. Fields)
“And what will you leave to your own mother dear,
And what will ye leave to your own mother dear,
My dear son, now tell me, O?
The curse of hell from me shall ye bear,
—Unknown. Edward (l. 4954)