On Helsniht, 1700 MG, Penwulf Cynricson, heir to the throne of Middlemarch, granted bencriht to Edward and named him a thegn. Unfortunately, in 1708 MG, Penwulf tried to take the throne from his father, Cynric II, but was slain at the Battle of Raecford?.
Edward fought valiantly for Penwulf, thus fulfilling the oaths he had sworn to Penwulf. In the battle, Edward slew his father, who served Cynric, and was in turned struck down by Hlodowic Karlssen. Thanks to Edward's well-made helm, Hlodowic's strike merely knocked him unconscious.
Despite the fact that Edward had fought against him, Cynric recognized that Edward was attempting to fulfill his oath to Penwulf, so he took Edward into his hall. Bedarth Liffrea nursed Edward back to health, and began teaching him.
It was at this time, that Edward met and befriended Deor.
Edward Aethelredson after A Lake Most Deep?
Edward Aethelredson after The Eyes of a Doll?
Edward Aethelredson after Where Now the Rider?