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Edred of England

King of the English

King Edred or Eadred (c. 923 – November 23 955) was King of England from 946 until his death. He was a son of King Edward the Elder and Edgiva of Kent. He was king after his brother, King Edmund I. Like both his older brothers, Edred was successful against the Vikings. Edred was a very religious man, but had very poor health (he could barely eat his food). He died on November 23 955, in Frome, Somerset, and was buried in the Old Minster at Winchester. His nephew, King Edwy, became king after him.

Edred
King of England
Eadred.jpg
ReignMay 26, 946 – November 23 955
PredecessorEdmund I
SuccessorEdwy
Born923
Wessex, England
DiedNovember 23 955
Burial
Old Minster, Winchester, England. Bones now in Winchester Cathedral, England
FatherEdward the Elder
MotherEdgiva

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Preceded by
Edmund I
King of England
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Succeeded by
Edwy