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Edgar was passed over in the choice for King.When Harold Godwonson was defeated and killed in 1066, at the Battle of Hastings.The people of London and monks at Peterborough wanted him for King.He opposed William the Conqueror but had to surrender.He fled to Scotland with his mother and sister.His sister married Malcom, King of Scotland. In 1074, William attacked Scotland and forced Malcom to send Edgar into exile. Edgar fled to Flanders but returned later in the year after William returned to London.He was persuaded by Malcom to go to William and submit himself.He did this and was in Williams court for 10 years. He developed a friendship with Robert Curthose.In 1086 he left William's court to go fight in Apulia.In 1091 he was back in England and still unmarried.William II and Robert of Normandy had a conflict.William viewed Edgar as a threat and confiscated his lands. Edgar returned to Scotland.In 1093 William Rufus and Malcom were at war. When Malcom died , fighting in Northumberland.Duncan, Malcom's son by Edgar's sister was made king but Donald Bane had him killed and became King of Scotland.Malcom's other children were protected by Edgar. in 1097 Edgar led and army to restore his nephew to the throne of Scotland.
Edgar participated in a Crusade in 1102. He was the last of the Old Wessex Royal Line.