Osred I

(c. 697—716) king of Northumbria

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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.

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