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Birth: 923
Death: Nov. 23, 955

English Monarch. Born the second son of Eadward I by his third wife, Algifa. He succeeded to the throne in May 946 upon the murder of his brother. He was crowned king on August 16, 946 at Kingston-upon-Thames, London. In 947, Eric Bloodaxe led the Norsemen residing in Northumbria against Eadred. In 954 the Northumbrians expelled Eric, and Eadred regained control of the region after the battle of Stainemore. He provided impetuous to monastic reform by appointing Aethelwold to the Abbacy of Abingdon. The man who would become Saint Dunstan was one of his chief advisors and he relied upon him a great deal in his latter years. Having suffered from an unidentified chronic illness for several years, he succumbed at about age 32. Unmarried and childless, he was succeeded by his nephew. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  Edward the Elder (____ - 924)
  Eadgifu of Wessex*
   Aethelstan (895 - 939)*
   Aelfweard of Wessex (904 - 924)*
  Edith of Wessex (910 - 946)*
   Eadmund I the Elder (921 - 946)*
   Eadred (923 - 955)
*Calculated relationship
Winchester Cathedral
City of Winchester
Hampshire, England
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Record added: Mar 05, 2000
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Added by: Iola
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Added by: Connie Nisinger
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