|Ruled:||May 26, 946-November 23, 955|
|Date of Birth:||923|
|Place of Birth:||Wessex, England|
|Date of Death:||November 23, 955|
|Parents:||Edward the Elder and Edgiva|
King Edred was born in about 923 AD, a son of King Edward the Elder by his third marriage. He succeeded his brother, King Edmund I, in 946. Like both his elder brothers, Edred enjoyed military success over the Vikings. However, Edred was a strongly religious man with terrible health (he could barely eat his food). He died on November 23, 955, at Frome in Somerset, and was buried at Winchester. He was succeeded by his nephew, King Edwy.
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