First son of Aldfrith, was no more than eight when he was placed on the throne in 705 after an attempted coup by Eadwulf. In a later letter, St Boniface denounced Osred, accusing him of debauching nuns and of a ‘contemptible and despicable death’. In 716, at the age of nineteen, he was killed and replaced by Cenred.
From The Kings and Queens of Britain in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: British History.