Edred of England


Edred of England

Infobox British Royalty|Monarch
name=Edred
title=King of England


rank=11th
reign=May 26,946 - November 23,955
predecessor=Edmund I
successor=Edwy
date of birth=923
place of birth= Wessex, England
date of death=death date|955|11|23|mf=y
place of death=Frome, Somerset
place of burial=Old Minster, Winchester. Bones now in Winchester Cathedral
spouse =
father=Edward the Elder
mother=Edgiva of Kent
King Edred, also known as "Eadred" [Crofton, pp. 21] or "Aedred" [citeweb |url=http://www.nndb.com/people/750/000093471/ |title=King Edred |publisher=NNDB |accessdate=2008-05-01] (c. 923 – 23 November, 955), known as 'weak-in-the-feet', was King of England from 946 until his death. He was a son of King Edward the Elder by his third marriage, to Edgiva, daughter of Sigehelm, Ealdorman of Kent. He succeeded his brother, King Edmund I. Like his elder brothers, Edred enjoyed military success over the Vikings. Edred was a strongly religious man but in very poor health; he could only eat the juices of chewed food. [Crofton, pp. 21] He died on November 23, 955, at Frome, Somerset, and was buried in the Old Minster at Winchester. As he died a bachelor and thus had no children, he was succeeded by his nephew, Edwy. [citeweb |url=http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/saxon_10.htm |title=Edred |publisher=Englishmonarchs.co |accessdate=2008-05-01]

References

*cite book |title=The Kings and Queens of England |last=Crofton |first=Ian |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2006 |publisher=Quercus |location=21 Bloomsbury Square, London |isbn=1-84724-141-7 |pages=21


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