Edred Succeeds

Book 2, Chapter 7, Alfred’s Children from 901 AD to 955 – Edred

The late king left two children, but On account of their tender age, the witan chose their uncle, the third son of Edward, and grandson of Alfred, to be king. On the attainment of this dignity, Edred must have been under twenty three years of age, for he was younger than Edmund, who was not more than twenty three when he died. Edred was afflicted with an incurable disease, the precise nature of which it is impossible to gather from the vague accounts which have come down to us, but one of the symptoms was a weakness in the feet (debilis pedibus, as Hermann us terms it).

Chapter 7, Alfred’s Children

Edward Becomes King

The Succession Disputed by Ethelwald

Partial Annexation of East Anglia and Northumbria

Mercia Added

Chapter 7, Athelstan

Athelstan, the First Monarch of England

Intrigue Against Him

Conflicts with the Anglo-Danes

Formidable Invasion

Decisive Battle of Brunanburh

The Anglo-Danes Revolt, and are Subdued

Chapter 7, Renown of Athelstan

Renown of Athelstan

Death and Character

Chapter 7, Edmund


Reign of Edmund

Murder of the King

Chapter 7, Edred

Edred Succeeds

A Strong Mind in a Frail Body

Outbreak in Northumbria

Rise of Statesmen

Dunstan and Turketul


Categories: Book 2

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