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King Edred (946 - 955)


Name: King Edred
Born: c.923
Parents: Edward the Elder and Edgiva
Relation to Elizabeth II: 30th great-granduncle
House of: Wessex
Ascended to the throne: May 26, 946
Crowned: August 16, 946 at Kingston-upon-Thames, aged c.23
Married: Unmarried
Children: None
Died: November 23, 955 at Frome, Somerset
Buried at: Winchester
Reigned for: 9 years, 5 months, and 28 days
Succeeded by: his nephew Edwy

King Edred was born in about 923 AD, a son of King Edward the Elder by his third marriage. He succeeded his brother, King Edmund I, in 946. Like both his elder brothers, Edred enjoyed military success over the Vikings. However, Edred was a strongly religious man with bad health (he had a stomach ailment and could barely eat). He died on November 23, 955, at Frome in Somerset, and was buried at Winchester. He was succeeded by his nephew, King Edwy.

Timeline for King Edred

Year Event
946Edred succeeds his brother Edmund
954Expulsion of Eric Bloodaxe, last Danish king of York
955Edred dies and is buried at Winchester.