Edward was the son of Arthur I. He was christned as Edward William Louis.
Edward was a shy lad and very cautious. He was born in 682 AD. He was not very religous and was often described as frail and shy. He was brought up knowing his father could die at any time.
When Edward became King at age 12, the realm was engulfed with a wave of catholics. Edward was under regency due to his young age. At the age of 16, he broke away from the regents and began to rule alone. At age 19, in 703 AD, he wed and prepared to have an heir. A son was born 1 year later.