king of England (946–55). The third of Edward the Elder's sons to succeed to the West Saxon kingship, Edred was confronted during the greater part of his reign by an independent Scandinavian kingdom of York. Only in the last year of his life did Edred rule over a united kingdom of England. He was a devout Christian and a close friend of Abbot Dunstan of Glastonbury.
Subjects: British History.