|Born||circa 923||Born At|
|Died||23 November 955||Buried At||Winchester|
|Father||EDWARD (the Elder, King of West Saxons, 899-924)||Mother|
|Preceded by||EDMUND (I, King of the English 939-946)||Succeeded by||Eadwig (King of the English 955-959)|
Family Tree Details
|Father:||EDWARD (the Elder, King of West Saxons, 899-924) (b.871 - d.924)|
|Mother:||Wife of Edward the Elder|
Eadred (King of the English 946-955) (b.923 - d.955)
Eadred became King of Wessex. He followed his brother Edmund who was murdered. Edmund left two sons, Eadwig and Edgar, who were both too young to rule.
Eadred destroys the monastery at Ripon.
Eadred defeated Eric Bloodaxe the Dane that had ruled the kingdom of York on and off for several years. Eric was killed and Eadred took control of the kingdom of York. Eadred nominated Oswulf as the new ruler of Northumbria.
Eadwig sent Dunstan into exile. The reason for this is that Dunstan had caught Eadwig and Aelgifu together before they were married and at a time when Eadwig should have been attending an important meeting. Dunstan must have upset Eadwig at this point and was sent into exile.