Eadred (Wessex) of the English

Eadred (Wessex) of the English (0923 - 0955)

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Eadred "Edred, King of England" of the English formerly Wessex
Born in Wessex, Englandmap
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Died in Frome, Somerset, , Englandmap
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Categories: House of Wessex.

The House of Wessex crest.
Eadred (Wessex) of the English is a member of the House of Wessex.
Preceded by
Edmund I "the Elder"
King of the English
26 May 946 – 23 November 955
Succeeded by
Eadwig "the Fair"

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Eadred (Wessex) of the English was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Eadred (Edred, Aedred, etc.), was King of England from 946 until his death in 955 (reign 26 May 946 - 23 Nov 955). He was a son of Edward the Elder and his third wife Eadgifu, daughter of Sigehelm, ealdorman of Kent.

He succeeded his elder brother King Edmund I, who was stabbed to death at Pucklechurch (Gloucestershire), on St Augustine's Day, 26 May 946.

The same year on 16 August, Eadred was consecrated by Archbishop Oda of Canterbury at Kingston upon Thames (Surrey, now Greater London), where he appears to have received the submission of Welsh rulers and northern earls.

Eadred died on 23 November (St. Clement's Day), 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 Edmund's son Eadwig.[1]


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