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 Eadred

Eadred

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Death 23 Nov 955 (aged 31–32)
Burial Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England
Memorial ID 8721 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 5 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8721
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eadred (923–23 Nov 955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8721, citing Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .