Edwin Harkinshire is one of the previous Kings of the Empire, in History he is born 200yrs before the events in my Book.
He is most known for his obsession with Money, his hoarding of Gold is one of the reasons why the Harkinshires are unbelievably wealthy. Scholars claim when he was a child he use to steal Gold off his Father and save it for when they needed it most, when the Gold Mines under Goldenhold ran dry, it was through Edwin's stealing that the Family lived. There is a mixed argument in the Realm whether to name him a Thief of his own Family or a very well planned King.
During his lifetime Edwin was never openly seen outside the Castle because he was known to have issues in trusting even his Councillors. His major achievements in life include birthing 20 Sons and 2 Daughters to 3 different wives, one of which named Emilia Harkinshire was married off to the Grimalorian Child Lord Aaron Grime who later on founded the Grimalorian Magical Education Establishment, one of the greatest Magic-Based Educational Site in the Land.