Edward was born in 1003 and died on the 5th of January in 1066. As the English King, Edward started no wars and went into battle only to defend against the invading Welsh and to assist Malcolm III of Scotland in his battle against Macbeth. Edward's desire was for the just treatment of the people, and was true to that desire with the elimination of unfair taxes. For the sake of the people and kingdom, he yielded and took a wife, Editha, the daughter of Earl Godwin. Having previously taken a vow of chastity, he and Editha remained celibate. Edward built many churches, including Westminster Abbey. Edward was known to have had the power of a healing touch.