Person:Eadred of England (1)

Eadred of England
b.perhaps about 924
Facts and Events
Name Eadred of England
Gender Male
Birth[4] perhaps about 924
Death[2][4][5] 23 Nov 955 Frome, Somerset, England
Reference Number? Q191767?
Burial[4][6] Winchester, Hampshire, EnglandOld Minster


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Eadred (also Edred) (923 – 23 November 955) was King of the English from 946 until his death. He was the son of Edward the Elder and his third wife Eadgifu of Kent, and a grandson of Alfred the Great. Eadred came to the throne following the assassination of his older brother, Edmund I. The chief achievement of his reign was to bring the Kingdom of Northumbria under total English control, which occurred with the defeat and expulsion of Eric Bloodaxe in 954. Eadred died at the age of 32 having never married, and was succeeded by his 15-year-old nephew, Eadwig.

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References
  1.   Eadred of England, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Eadræd, King of England, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   Eadweard (Edward) "the Elder", in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 EADRED, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  5. Earle, John (ed.), and Charles (ed.) Plummer. Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892), pp. 64-65.

    MS A, under the year 955. :"Her forþferde Eadred cining. on Sce: Clementes mæssedæg ón Frome, & he rixsade teoþe healf gear; & þa feng Eadwig to rice. Eadmundes sunu cinges." (MSS D and E also record Eadred's death in 955. MSS B and C have it under 956.)

  6. Thorpe, Benjamin. Florentii Wigorniensis. (London: Sumptibus Societatis, 1848), p. 136.