Edred of England

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Edred
King of England
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Reign May 26, 946 – November 23 955
Born 923
Birthplace Wessex, England
Died November 23 955
Buried Old Minster, Winchester, England. Bones now in Winchester Cathedral, England
Predecessor Edmund I
Successor Edwy
Father Edward the Elder
Mother Edgiva

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.

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Preceded by
Edmund I
King of England
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Succeeded by
Edwy